The soul takes nothing with her to the next world but her education and her culture. At the beginning of the journey to the next world, one's education and culture can either provide the greatest assistance, or else act as the greatest burden, to the person who has just died.
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Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
Books are immortal sons deifying their sires.
A man left gold another took it left a noose, So the first hanged himself having but life to lose
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