For knowledge itself is power.
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The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
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He is the best sailor who can steer within the fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.