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'Tis the good reader that makes the good book a good head cannot read amiss in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakeably meant for his ear.

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New arts destroy the old.
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To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
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The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.
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It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.
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The world is his who can see through its pretension.
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We do what we must, and call it by the best names we can, and would fain have the praise of having intended the result which ensues.
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