"Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end."
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"Grow we must, if we outgrow all that loves us."
"Old books, you know well, are books of the world's youth, and new books are the fruits of its age."
"Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom."
"The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men."
"Stupidity often saves a man from going mad."
"Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall."
"A good soldier, like a good horse, cannot be of a bad color."
"Society is always trying in some way to grind us down to a single flat surface."
"Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all."
"And Silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound."
"Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
"Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions."
"Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles."
"Love prefers twilight to daylight."
"How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!"
"Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise."
"Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them."
"A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times."
"People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail."
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