"Oxford, the paradise of dead philosophies."
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"Boston is a moral and intellectual nursery always busy applying first principles to trifles."
"It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true."
"Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth."
"To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired."
"Wisdom comes by disillusionment."
"It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness."
"All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato."
"There is nothing sweeter than to be sympathized with."
"Oaths are the fossils of piety."
"Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character."
"Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds."
"The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation."
"Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said."
"The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication."
"The universe, as far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine."
"Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on."
"Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect."
"It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig."
"Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled."
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