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" You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil. "
" The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one. "
" It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately. "
" It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty. "
" Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light. "
" Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it. "
" To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. "
" Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor. "
" The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work. "
" Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions. "
" Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. "
" A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it. "
" One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live. "
" No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish. "
" Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together. "
" No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder. "
" There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. "
" When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. "
" The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do. "
" A book worth reading is worth buying. "
" The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition. "
" What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses? "
" Civilization is the making of civil persons. "
" The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. "
" There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation. "
" It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us. "
" Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade. "
" I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it? "
" Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time. "
" Every great person is always being helped by everybody; for their gift is to get good out of all things and all persons. "
" Nothing can be beautiful which is not true. "