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"Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life"

by Alexander Smith

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"Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education."

by John Alexander Smith

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"It is not so much consequence what you say, as how you say it. Memorable sentences are memorable, on account of some single irradiating word."

by Alexander Smith

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"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."

by Alexander Smith

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"Memory is a man's real possession...In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor."

by Alexander Smith

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"To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for."

by Alexander Smith

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"If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death."

by Alexander Smith

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"Christmas is the day that holds all time together."

by Alexander Smith

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"We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once."

by Alexander Smith

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"I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander."

by Alexander Smith

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"The sea complains upon a thousand shores."

by Alexander Smith

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"Everything is sweetened by risk."

by Alexander Smith

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