Profound hearts, wise minds, take life as God makes it; it is a long trial, and unintelligible preparation for the unknown destiny.
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The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, That is all there was But twist
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
To think is of itself to be useful; it is always and in all cases a striving toward God.
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The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
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