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Quote Left There is no alleviation for the sufferings of mankind except veracity of thought and of action, and the resolute facing of the world as it is when the garment of make-believe by which pious hands have hidden its uglier features is stripped off. Quote Right
Quote Left It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body. Quote Right
Quote Left It does not matter how many tumbles you have in this life, so long as you do not get dirty when you tumble; it is only the people who have to stop to be washed and made clean, who must necessarily lose the race. And I can assure you that there is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life. You learn that which is of inestimable importance Quote Right
Quote Left Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men. Quote Right
Quote Left Science is simply common sense at its best--that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is like walking along a crowded street—there always seem to be fewer obstacles to getting along on the opposite pavement—and yet, if ... Quote Right
Quote Left The motive of the drama of human life is the necessity, laid upon every man who comes into the world, of discovering the mean between self-ass... Quote Right
Quote Left I know of no department of natural science more likely to reward a man who goes into it thoroughly than anthropology. There is an immense deal to be done in the science pure and simple, and it is one of those branches of inquiry which brings one into contact with the great problems of humanity in every direction. Quote Right
Quote Left The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. Quote Right
Quote Left No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life. Quote Right
Quote Left Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely. Quote Right
Quote Left Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. Quote Right
Quote Left Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. Quote Right
Quote Left The foundation of morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying Quote Right
Quote Left The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge. Quote Right
Quote Left Surely it must be plain that an ingenious man could speculate without end on both sides, and find analogies for all his dreams. Nor does it help me to tell me that the aspirations of mankind Quote Right
Quote Left I have always been, am, and propose to remain a mere scholar. All that I have ever proposed to myself is to say, this and this I have learned;... Quote Right
Quote Left People may talk about intellectual teaching, but what we principally want is the moral teaching. Quote Right
Quote Left The very existence of society depends on the fact that every member of it tacitly admits he is not the exclusive possessor of himself, and tha... Quote Right
Quote Left That man, I think, has had a liberal education who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, and does with ... Quote Right
Quote Left If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? Quote Right
Quote Left It is better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains. Quote Right
Quote Left It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organis... Quote Right
Quote Left In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics -- none in which there is more need of good pilots and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high. Quote Right
Quote Left I believe that history might be, and ought to be, taught in a new fashion so as to make the meaning of it as a process of evolution intelligib... Quote Right
Quote Left A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words. Quote Right
Quote Left Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science. Quote Right
Quote Left All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified. Quote Right
Quote Left It is a great many years since at the outset of my career I had to think seriously what life had to offer that was worth having. I came to the... Quote Right