The search after the great men is the dream of youth and the most serious occupation of manhood.

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What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

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    Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.

    Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.

    The natural thing, my lord, men and women joined.

    The natural thing, my lord, men and women joined.

    A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.

    A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.

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