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It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.

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Whatever sentence will bear to be read twice, we may be sure was thought twice.
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The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it.
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Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
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A man thinks as well through his legs and arms as this brain.
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What a man thinks of himself, that is what determines his fate. It is important what one thinks of themselves, much more important than what others think.
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Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his tentoes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand insteadof a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail.
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