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"Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended."

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"Things said for conversation are chalk eggs. Don't say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary."

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"Striving is perhaps the one and only true elixir, for while we converse with what is above us, we do not grow old, but grow young."

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"Solitude is the safeguard of mediocrity. . . to genius the stern friend."

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"Pride ruined the angels."

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"Things have their laws as well as men; things refuse to be trifled with."

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"There is something servile in the habit of seeking after a law which we must obey."

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"There is really no insurmountable barrier save your own inherent weakness of purpose."

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"There is no practical question on which anything more than an approximate solution can be had."

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"There is no eloquence without a man behind it."

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