A useless life is an early death.
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- Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
- No two men see the world exactly alike, and different temperaments will apply in different ways a principle that they both acknowledge. The same man will, indeed, often see and judge the same things differently on different occasions: early convictions must give way to more mature ones. Nevertheless, may not the opinions that a man holds and expresses withstand all trials, if he only remains true to himself and others?
- They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.
- If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
- To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed — That can make life a garden.
- What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.