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The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The wise man considers what he wants, and the fool what he abounds in.
- Lancelot Addison

    Author: Assorted Authors

One must not hold one's self so divine as to be unwilling occasionally to make improvements in one's creations.
- Ludwig von Beethoven

    Author: Assorted Authors

Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.

    Author: Oswald Chambers

It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.

    Author: Oswald Chambers

A talkative fellow may be compared to an unbraced drum, which beats a wise man out of his wits. Loquacity is ever running, and almost incurable.

    Author: Owen Feltham

He hath a poor spirit who is not planted above petty wrongs.

    Author: Owen Feltham

He who would be singular in his apparel had need have something superlative to balance that affectation.

    Author: Owen Feltham

I love the man that is modestly valiant, that stirs not till he most needs, and then to purpose. A continued patience I commend not.

    Author: Owen Feltham

It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

    Author: Owen Feltham

Laughter should dimple the cheek, not furrow the brow. A jest should be such that all shall be able to join in the laugh which it occasions; but if it bears hard upon one of the company, like the crack of a string, it makes a stop in the music.

    Author: Owen Feltham

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