While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
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The surest sign of age is loneliness.
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Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
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That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
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Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
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Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
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Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
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Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
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A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
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Our ideals are our better selves.
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To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
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A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
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The less routine the more life.
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Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
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Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
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Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
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One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
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Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
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We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
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Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
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The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
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Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
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Alcott, Amos Bronson

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