As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.
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The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
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You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
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Human improvement is from within outward.
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No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
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The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
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The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.
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Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
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The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
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Our human laws are more or less imperfect copies of the external laws as we see them.
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We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
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The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
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Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
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A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
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In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
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Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.
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Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.
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To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
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Froude, James A.

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