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'Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough, Bamba was made King of Spain; and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes. - Don Quixote.

Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

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Till last by Philip's farm I flowTo join the brimming river,For men may come and men may go,But I go on for ever. - The Brook.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes

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Oh you who are born of the blood of the gods, Trojan son of Anchises, easy is the descent to Hell; the door of dark Dis stands open day and night. But to retrace your steps and come out to the air above, that is work, that is labor! - Aeneid, The.

Virgil Quotes

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Vigny, more secretAs if in his tower of ivory, retired before noon."N.B.: Vigny refers to Comte de Vigny, who locked himself in an ivory tower to work without the influences of man and desire. - Pensees d'Aout.

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve Quotes

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A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images.

Albert Camus Quotes

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Everywhere I go, I'm asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.

Flannery O'Connor Quotes

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A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.

Thomas Carruthers Quotes

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Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.

Jacques Barzun Quotes

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A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.

Cicero Quotes

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This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but hurled with great force.

Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

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At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slain:Then, Prince! You should have fear'd, what now you feel;Achilles absent was Achilles still:Yet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid. - Iliad, The.

Homer Quotes

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As I was going up the stairI met a man who wasn't thereHe wasn't there again todayI wish, I wish he'd stay away. - The Psychoed.

Hughes Mearns Quotes

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I am never long, even in the society of her I love, without yearning for the company of my lamp and my library.

Lord Byron Quotes

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I would live to study, and not study to live.

Francis Bacon Quotes

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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Dalai Lama Quotes

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The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.

Amos Bronson Alcott Quotes

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Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature.

George Age Quotes

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The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.

Jeremy Bentham Quotes

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Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a losttradition.

Hector Louis Berlioz Quotes

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Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.

Thomas Carruthers Quotes

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There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.

John Ashbery Quotes

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Draw a crazy picture,Write a nutty poem,Sing a mumble-gumble song,Whistle through your comb.Do a loony-goony dance'Cross the kitchen floor,Put something silly in the worldThat ain't been there before.

Shel Silverstein Quotes

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Poetry is life distilled.

Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

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