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Only choose in marriage a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man.

To teach is to learn twice.

A work is perfectly finished only when nothing can be added to it and nothing taken away.

All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.

Without duty, life is soft and boneless.

Mediocrity is excellence in the eyes of the mediocre.

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

He who has imagination without learning, has wings and no feet.

Proverbs may be said to be the abridgment of wisdom.

A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Good maxims are the germs of all excellence; when firmly fixed on the memory, they nourish the will.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

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