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I affirm, in words as true and literal as any that belong to geometry, that the man who
withholds knowledge from a child not only works diabolical miracles for the destruction of
good, but for the creation of evil also.
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Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires
long hours, patience, and care.
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The most ignorant are the most conceited.
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It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one.
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A man of worth is like gold - never out of fashion.
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Good books are to the young mind what the warming sun and the refreshing rain of spring are
to the seeds which have lain dormant in the frosts of winter.
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He who cannot resist temptation is not a man... Whoever yields to temptation debases
himself with a debasement from which he can never arise.
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Those who exert the first influence upon the mind, have the greatest power.
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Lost - yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with
sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.
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Habit can overcome anything but instinct, and can greatly modify even that.
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They who set an example make a highway. Others follow the example, because it is easier to
travel on a highway than over untrodden grounds.
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History, with scarcely an exception, ought to be rewritten.
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No matter how seemingly unconnected with human affairs or remote from human interests a
newly-discovered truth may appear to be, time and genius will some day make it minister to
human welfare.
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In the march of universal improvement, education must lead the van.
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The living soul of man, once conscious of its power, cannot be quelled.
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Observation - activity of both eyes and ears.
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