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Adversity is the nurse of greatness which roughly rocks her patients back to health.
Difficulty is the nurse of greatness.
Flowers spring up unsown and die ungathered.
I grieve for life's bright promise, just shown and then withdrawn.
Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
Self-interest is the most ingenious and persuasive of all the agents that deceive our consciences, while by means of it our unhappy and stubborn prejudices operate in their greatest force.
The journalist should be on his guard against publishing what is false in taste or exceptionable in morals.
The press, important as is its office, is but the servant of the human intellect, and its ministry is for good or for evil, according to the character of those who direct it. The press is a mill which grinds all that is put into its hopper. Fill the hopper with poisoned grain, and it will grind it to meal, but there is death in the bread.
Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.
Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place.
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