"Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?"
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"When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief."
"Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt."
"One learns to itch where one can scratch."
"Singularity shows something wrong in the mind."
"Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation."
"We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided."
"A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous."
"To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail."
"As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted."
"Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be."
"If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile."
"They are as much for Mars, as for Mercury; as well qualified for war, as for business."
"It is not I who become addicted, it is my body."
"Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism."
"The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring."
"Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you."
"To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration."
"Distance is a great promoter of admiration!"
"Admiration is the daughter of ignorance."
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