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Thought is a kind of opium; it can intoxicate us, while still broad awake; it can make transparent the mountains and everything th ...
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by ...
What we call little things are merely the causes of great things; they are the beginning, the embryo, and it is the point of depar ...
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothi ...
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation appled to life.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to re ...
I had said to Mrs. Boscawen at table, "I believe this is about as much as can be made of life." I was really happy. My gay ideas o ...
Mrs. Small went to the kitchen for her pocketbook
And came back to the living room with a peculiar look
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