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Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.
The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.
When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one.
Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius.
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
Art and science have their meeting point in method.
He who esteems trifles for themselves is a trifler; he who esteems them for the conclusions to be drawn from them, or the advantage to which they can be put, is a philosopher.
One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.