"What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral."
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"The surest plan to make a man is, think him so."
"The eye is the notebook of the poet."
"Endurance is the crowning quality..."
"The foolish and the dead never change their opinions."
"In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking."
"Light is the symbol of truth."
"The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came."
"He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing."
"The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere."
"It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence."
"I don't believe in principle, but I do in interest."
"It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves."
"Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return."
"The idol is the measure of the worshipper."
"The true ideal is not opposed to the real but lies in it; and blessed are the eyes that find it."
"The brain can be easy to buy, but the heart never comes to market."
"Sorrow is the great idealizer."
"It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us."
"Freedom is the only law which genius knows."
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