Read nothing that you do not care to remember, and remember nothing you do not mean to use.
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- Let your rule in reference to your social desires be this. Pray for the bad, pity the weak, enjoy the good, and reverence both the great and the small, as each playing their part in the divine symphony of the universe.
- The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
- Life is an earnest business, and no one every became good or great on a diet of broad grins.
- The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
- I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
- Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.