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Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself.

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All minds quote. Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands.
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Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
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Raphael paints wisdom Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
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I cannot forgive a scholar his homeless despondency.
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Genius is always sufficiently the enemy of genius by over influence. The literature of every nation bear me witness. The English dramatic poets have Shakspearized now for two hundred years.
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The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
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