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All noble enthusiasms pass through a feverish stage, and grow wiser an...   Life
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is t...   Life
Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie.   Life
Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no oth...   Life
Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abr...   Life
Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be wh...   Life
Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.   Life
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinne...   Life
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.   Life
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towar...   Life
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the d...   Life
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used,...   Life
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.   Life
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior mi...   Life
It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished conscience t...   Life
Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost.   Life
One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.   Life
The home is the chief school of human virtues.   Life
The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with ...   Nature
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men t...   Life
The world is governed by opinion.   Life
We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in orde...   Life