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Quote Left A room without books is like a body without a soul. Quote Right
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Quote Left The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried. Quote Right
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Quote Left Dogma is actually the only thing that cannot be separated from education. It IS education. A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching. There are no uneducated people; only most people are educated wrong. The true task of culture today is not a task of expansion, but of selection-and rejection. The educationist must find a creed and teach it. Quote Right
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Quote Left I believe in getting into hot water it keeps you clean. Quote Right
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Quote Left Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache. Quote Right
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Quote Left I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. Quote Right
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Quote Left But there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green. Quote Right
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Quote Left Brave men are all vertebrates they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. Quote Right
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Quote Left Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. Quote Right
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Quote Left Our civilization has decided that determining the guilt or innocence of men is a thing too important to be trusted to trained men. When it wants a library catalogued, or the solar system discovered, or any trifle of that kind, it uses up its specialists. But when it wishes anything done which is really serious, it collects twelve of the ordinary men standing round. The same thing was done, if I remember right, by the Founder of Christianity. Quote Right
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Quote Left All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. Quote Right
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Quote Left Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell. Quote Right
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Quote Left It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem. Quote Right
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Quote Left When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry. Quote Right
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Quote Left An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. Quote Right
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Quote Left People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains. Quote Right
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Quote Left The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized. Quote Right
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Quote Left A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read. Quote Right
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Quote Left The discovery of this strange society was a curiously refreshing thing; to realize that there were ten new trades in the world was like looking at the first ship or the first plough. It made a man feel what he should feel, that he was still in the childhood of the world. Quote Right
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Quote Left Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another. Quote Right
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Quote Left The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies probably because they are generally the same people. Quote Right
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Quote Left An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. Quote Right
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Quote Left The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. Quote Right
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Quote Left The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people. Quote Right
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Quote Left Man knows that there are in the soul tints more bewildering, more numberless, and more nameless that the colors of an autumn forest....Yet he seriously believes that these things can every one of them , in all their tones and semi-tones, in all their blends and unions, be accurately represented by an arbitrary system of grunts and squeals. He believes that an ordinary civilized stockbroker can really produce out of his own inside noises which denote all the mysteries of memory and all the agonies of desire. Quote Right
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Quote Left By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece. Quote Right
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Quote Left Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity. Quote Right
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