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Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends.
I have a conviction that a few weeks spent in a well organized summer camp may be of more value educationally than a whole year of formal school work.
Messenger of sympathy and love, Servant of parted friends, Consoler of the lonely, Bond of the scattered family, Enlarger of the common life.
The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible to-day.
Philosophy is the thoughts of men about human thinking, reasoning and imagining, and the real values in human existence.
The fruit of liberal education is not learning, but the capacity and desire to learn, not knowledge, but power.
Liberal education develops a sense of right, duty and honor; and more and more in the modern world, large business rests on rectitude and honor as well as on good judgment.
The Library is the heart of the University.
There is no mystery about successful business.... Exclusive attention to the person who is speaking to you.
I recognize but one mental acquisition as a necessary part of the education of a lady or gentlemen, namely, an accurate and refined use of the mother tongue.
Truth and right are above utility in all realms of thought and action.
All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties.
One could get a first-class education from a shelf of books five feet long.
You know that it is only through work that you can achieve anything, either in college or in the world
In some small field each child should attain, within the limited range of its experience and observation, the power to draw a justly limited inference from observed facts.
Let us remember that the times which future generations delight to recall are not those of ease and prosperity, but those of adversity bravely borne.
Nobody has any right to find life uninteresting or unrewarding who sees within the sphere of his own activity a wrong he can help to remedy, or within himself an evil he can hope to overcome.
In the modern world the intelligence of public opinion is the one indispensable condition for social progress.
The strikebreaker is the hero of American industry.