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Born: 1906-06-22
Profession: Writer
Nation: Scottish
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A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.

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A good teacher is a determined person.

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These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.

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The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.

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Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death.

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The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.

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What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?

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Language is a living thing. We can feel it changing. Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten. New pieces bud out, spread into leaves, and become big branches, proliferating.

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