The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.

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Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.

Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.

Memories imagination old sentiments and associations are more readily reached through the sense of

Memories, imagination, old sentiments and associations, are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make fa

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make facts live.

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