Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A man’s personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men.
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.
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For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation.
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.