“The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.”
“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
“When we get here, the fire was all spread out everywhere and stuff, so we were scared just looking for the family and stuff. You couldn't see nothing but flames and smoke.”
“For book purposes you spread it over many years, but for tax purposes, you can get it in the first year. So you can get a big tax benefit and it boosts earnings.”
“It worked. The dirt stopped the fire from spreading.”
“It's been dry and when you have dry conditions with wind, that's not good. A fire can spread quickly.”
“These trees are still alive. But the Dutch elm disease spreads so quickly. To prevent it from spreading to other trees, they have to be removed.”
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