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“Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.”
John Henry Newman
“A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.”
“Calculation never made a hero.”
“It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain”
“A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.”
“Growth is the only evidence of life.”
“Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not... We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.”
“In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.”
“Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning.”
“Nothing is more common than for men to think that because they are familiar with words they understand the ideas they stand for.”
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