Our colleges ought to have lit up in us a lasting relish for the better kind of man, a loss of appetite for mediocrities.
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Sporadic great men come everywhere. But for a community to get vibrating through and through with intensely active life, many geniuses coming together and in rapid succession are required. This is why great epochs are so rare, why the sudden bloom of a.
The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
Modern man ... has not ceased to be credulous ... the need to believe haunts him.
When happiness is actually in possession, the thought of evil can no more acquire the feeling of reality than the thought of good can gain reality when melancholy rules. To the man actively happy, from whatever cause, evil simply cannot then and there be believed in.
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
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