The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was capable of being; expand, if possible to his full growth; resisting all impediments, casting off all foreign, especially all noxious adhesions; and show himself at length in…
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Love is not altogether a , yet it has many points in common therewith
The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
Habit is the deepest law of human nature
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
The purpose of man is in action, not thought.
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and...
No pressure, no diamonds.
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A...
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they...
Everywhere in life the true question is, not what we have gained, but what we...
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at...
Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-cancelling business: and gives in the long...
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast...
If time is precious, no book that will not improve by repeated reading deserves to...
So many men, so little time.
Time is money says the proverb, but turn it around and you get a precious...