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James Mccosh Quotes

Scottish-American educator
(1811 - 1894)

In the end, thought rules the world. There are times when impulses and passions are more powerful, but they soon expend themselves; while mind, acting constantly, is ever ready to drive them back and work when their energy is exhausted.

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.

The worst things are the perversions of good things. Abused intellectual gifts make the dangerous villain; abused sensibilities make the accomplished tempter; abused affections engender the keenest of all misery.