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William R. Alger Quotes


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The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
 

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
[Soul]
 

To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.
[Quotations]
 

True statesmanship is the art of changing a nation from what it is into what it ought to be.
 

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
[Advice]
 

What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
 

When man seized the loadstone of science, the loadstar of superstition vanished in the clouds.
[Science]
 

Words of love, are works of love.
 


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