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Quote Left There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide. Quote Right
Quote Left What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes. Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings-- they are so trite, so threadbare. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race, and the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot be far wrong. Has any man ever attained to inner harmony by pondering the experience of others? Not since the world began! He must pass through fire. Quote Right
Quote Left Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague. Quote Right
Quote Left A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner. Quote Right
Quote Left What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings -- they are so trite, so threadbare, that we can hardly bring our lips to utter them. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race and the man who orders his life according to their teaching cannot go far wrong. Quote Right
Quote Left You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. Quote Right
Quote Left One can always trust to time. Insert a wedge of time and nearly everything straightens itself out. Quote Right
Quote Left What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? But the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot go far wrong. Quote Right
Quote Left Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes. Quote Right
Quote Left The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day. Quote Right
Quote Left What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings—they are so trite, so threadbare, that we c... Quote Right
Quote Left You can construct the character of a man and his age not only from what he does and says, but from what he fails to say and do. Quote Right
Quote Left To find a friend one must close one eye -- to keep him, two. Quote Right
Quote Left Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends. Quote Right
Quote Left To find a friend one must close one eye To keep him, two. Quote Right
Quote Left If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things. Quote Right