We may live without her, and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her. How cold is all history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bears
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The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.
To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also.
Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
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Every mind is a room packed with archaic furniture.