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Quote Left This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division. Quote Right
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Quote Left The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced. Quote Right
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Quote Left The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions. Quote Right
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Quote Left The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do. Quote Right
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Quote Left Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. Nature Quote Right
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Quote Left Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. Quote Right
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Quote Left When we build, let us think that we build for ever. Quote Right
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Quote Left What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses? Quote Right
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Quote Left There is no wealth but life. Life Quote Right
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Quote Left I have not written in vain if I have heretofore done anything towards diminishing the reputation of the Renaissance landscape painting. Quote Right
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Quote Left To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. Quote Right
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Quote Left We have seen when the earth had to be prepared for the habitation of man, a veil, as it were, of intermediate being was spread between him and its darkness, in which were joined in a subdued measure, the stability and insensibility of the earth, and the passion and perishing of mankind. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is no wealth but life. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have... insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled. Quote Right
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Quote Left In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Let every dawn of the morning be to you as the beginning of life. And let every setting of the sun be to you as its close. Then let everyone of these short lives leave its sure record of some kindly thing done for others; some good strength of knowledge gained for yourself. Quote Right
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Quote Left No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart. Quote Right
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Quote Left No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds. Quote Right
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Quote Left The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it. Quote Right
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Quote Left He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. Quote Right
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Quote Left The distinguishing sign of slavery is to have a price, and to be bought for it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them. Quote Right
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Quote Left The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle. Quote Right
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Quote Left The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation; and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them. Quote Right
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Quote Left A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort. Quote Right
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