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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Statesman
Nation: British
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What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

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Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

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A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

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Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.

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We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.

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Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.

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Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.

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If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.

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Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.

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The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

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A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.

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When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.

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Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

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The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.

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The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.

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So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds.

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From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers.

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Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion.

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From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.

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It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.

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What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.

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And life is given to none freehold, but it is leasehold for all.

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The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.

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Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.

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Life is one long struggle in the dark.

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Sweet it is, when on the high seas the winds are lashing the waters, to gaze from the land on another's struggles.

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Victory puts us on a level with heaven.

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In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.

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Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.

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The sum of all sums is eternity.

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Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.

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Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.

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