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We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down You'd treat if met where any bar is, Or help to half-a-crown.
`Twas but a dream, yet by my heart I knew, Which still was panting, part of it was true: Oh how I strove the rest to have believed; Ashamed and angry to be undeceived!
Unthinking, idle, wild, and young, I laugh'd and danc'd and talk'd and sung.
The vices enter into the composition of the virtues, As poisons into that of medicines. Prudence collects, arranges, and uses them Beneficially against the ills of life.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.
An apt and true reply was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that king had asked the man what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered with bold pride. 'What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth; but because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled emperor.'
The chief object of education is not to learn things But to unlearn things.
Great Literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.