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There is no better motto which it [culture] can have than these words of Bishop Wilson, "To make reason and the will of God prevail."
 

There is the world of ideas and there is the world of practice; the French are often for suppressing the one and the English the other; but neither is to be suppressed.
 

They who await no gifts from chance have conquered fate.
[Luck]
 

This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.
[The Past]
 

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.
 

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men, And falsehood, while I lived, was far from mine.
 

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
 

Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.
 

We forget because we must And not because we will.
[Memory]
 

What really dissatisfies in American civilization is the want of the interesting, a want due chiefly to the want of those two great elements of the interesting, which are elevation and beauty.
 

Who hesitate and falter life away, and lose tomorrow the ground won today.
 

With women the heart argues, not the mind.
 


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