A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher.
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- The philosopher must station themselves in the middle.
- The success of great scholars and thinkers is commonly a courtier-like success, not kingly, not manly.
- What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
- A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
- A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
- Great endowments often announce themselves in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness.