Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
To use books rightly, is to go to them for help to appeal to them when our own knowledge and power fail to be led by them into wider sight and purer conception than our own, and to receive from them the united sentence of the judges and councils of all time, against our solitary and unstable opinions.
All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.
It is eminently a weariable faculty, eminently delicate, and incapable of bearing fatigue so that if we give it too many objects at a time to employ itself upon, or very grand ones for a long time together, it fails under the effort, becomes jaded, exactly as the limbs do by bodily fatigue, and incapable of answering any farther appeal till it has had rest.
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.
One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right.
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