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"The mathematics of high achievement"

"Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness."

"No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad."

"Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can."

"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world."

"We have profoundly forgotten everywhere that cash-payment is not the sole relation of human beings."

"The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong."

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none."

"Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance,but to do what lies clearly at hand."

"Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes."

"Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life's latest sands are its sands of gold!"

"A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind."

"Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope."

"A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope."

"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."

"Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius."

"Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species."

"Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will."

"Necessity dispenseth with decorum."

"Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."

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