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What is literary tradition? What is a classic? What is a canonical view of tradition? How are canons of accepted classics formed, ...
"Learn what is true, in order to do what is right," is the summing up of the whole duty of man, for all who are unable to satisfy ...
The presence that thus so strangely rose beside the waters is expressive of what in the ways of a thousand years man had come to d ...
The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.
Coincidence may be described as the chance encounter of two unrelated causal chains which--miraculously, it seems--merge into a si ...
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men p ...
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self- complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it ...
Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.
Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
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