Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage, the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.

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Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow’s dark array, – Days of absence, I am weary; She I love is far away.

Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow’s dark array, – Days of absence, I am weary; She I love is far away.

I hate books, they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.

I hate books, they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.

Do I dare set forth here the most important the most useful rule of all education? It is not to sav

Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it.

Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.

Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.

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