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Peter Cooper Quotes





A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.
[Acts]
 

A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the results of sudden impulses and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.
[Instincts]
 

Desultory studies are erased from the mind as easily as pencil marks; classified studies are retained like durable ink.
[Study]
 

I have always recognized that the object of business is to make money in an honorable manner. I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good.
 

It is a terrible thought, that nothing is ever forgotten; that not an oath is ever uttered that does not continue to vibrate through all time, in the wide-spreading current of sound; that not a prayer is lisped, that its record is not to be found stamped on the laws of nature by the indelible seal of the Almighty's will.
[Memory]
 

Let the schools teach the nobility of labour and the beauty of human service: but the superstitions of ages past? Never!
[Education]
 

Neither piety, virtue, nor liberty can long flourish in a community where the education of youth is neglected.
[Education]