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Quote Left Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education. Quote Right
Quote Left I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander. Quote Right
Quote Left Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life Quote Right
Quote Left Memory is a man's real possession...In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. Quote Right
Quote Left Everything is sweetened by risk. Quote Right
Quote Left The sea complains upon a thousand shores. Quote Right
Quote Left Christmas is the day that holds all time together. Quote Right
Quote Left Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. Quote Right
Quote Left If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not so much consequence what you say, as how you say it. Memorable sentences are memorable, on account of some single irradiating word. Quote Right
Quote Left To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for. Quote Right
Quote Left We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once. Quote Right
Quote Left Christmas is the day that holds all time together. -Alexander Smith Quote Right

Book: Reflection on the Important Things