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.

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A book worth reading is worth buying.

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The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it but what they become by it.

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The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.

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