Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods if angels fell, aspiring to be angels men rebel.
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk at least before they dance.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
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