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Quote Left Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language. Quote Right
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Quote Left If what happens does not make us richer, we must welcome it if it makes us wiser. Quote Right
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Quote Left Lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven ring, ring with the harmonies of liberty.... Quote Right
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Quote Left The true sound and strong mind is the one that can embrace equally great and small things. Quote Right
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Quote Left He that never thinks can never be wise. Quote Right
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Quote Left The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a years. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives it most distinctive characteristics. Quote Right
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Quote Left Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom. Quote Right
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Quote Left Where there is no hope, there can be no endeavor. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art. Quote Right
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Quote Left Judgment is forced upon us by experience. Quote Right
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Quote Left The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy. Quote Right
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Quote Left Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart. Quote Right
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Quote Left One of the amusements of idleness is reading without the fatigue of attention, and the world, therefore, swarms with writers whose wish is not to be studied but to be read. Quote Right
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Quote Left Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, "I did not give it to the man, but to humanity." Quote Right
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Quote Left If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ignorance, when voluntary, is criminal, and a man may be properly charged with that evil which he neglected or refused to learn how to prevent. Quote Right
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Quote Left Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but which will afterward propagate it. Quote Right
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Quote Left The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things--the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. Quote Right
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Quote Left He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many foulder in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale. Quote Right
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Quote Left The real satisfaction which praise can afford, is when what is repeated aloud agrees with the whispers of conscience, by showing us that we have not endeavored to deserve well in vain. Quote Right
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Quote Left Our minds should not be empty because if they are not preoccupied by good, evil will break in upon them. Quote Right
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Quote Left Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages. Quote Right
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Quote Left To have gold is to be in fear, and to want it to be sorrow. Quote Right
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