A man who is eating or lying with his wife, or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is by Christian standards in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

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Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another

Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

Friendship is unnecessary like philosophy like art... It has no survival value, rather it is one of

Friendship is unnecessary like philosophy like art... It has no survival value, rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.

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