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Learning has been as great a Loser by being shut up in Colleges and Cells, and secluded from the World and good Company. By that M ...
Only through religion can logic develop into philosophy, only from this source stems that which makes philosophy more than science ...
[T]here is a Wit for Discourse, and a Wit for Writing. The Easiness and Familiarity of the first, is not to savour in the least of ...
What avail all your scholarly accomplishments and learning, compared with wisdom and manhood? To omit his other behavior, see what ...
A great proportion of architectural ornaments are literally hollow, and a September gale would strip them off, like borrowed plume ...
Some men tend to cling to old intellectual excitements, just as some belles, when they are old ladies, still cling to the fashions ...
It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself.... It seems unfair. You can't assume the responsib ...
I do not like to "interest" the public with myself.
Every country has the government it deserves.
I have only made this [letter] longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
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