Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded, and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius mental vigor and courage which it contained.

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One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.

One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.

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A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction and in either case he

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