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"A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron."

"If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable."

"Evil and good are God's right hand and left."

"Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them."

"Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity."

"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen."

"It is well to think well; it is divine to act well."

"Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both."

"Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves."

"A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them."

"To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike."

"Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals."

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."

"Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year."

"Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery."

"A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated."

"Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge."

"When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart."

"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever."

"Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever."

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