It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself who care little for his pursuits and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.

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A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.

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Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments.

Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments.

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Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.

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