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In those days a boy on the classical side officially did almost nothing but classics. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life.
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#Mediocrity

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Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief.
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#Belief

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The mark of Friendship is not that help will be given when the pinch comes (of course it will) but that, having been given, it makes no difference at all.
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#Quote of the Day #Friends Or Friendship

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The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's 'own,' or 'real' life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life -- the life God is sending one day by day.
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#Life #Quote of the Day

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And she never could remember; and ever since that day what Lucy means by a good story is a story which reminds her of the forgotten story in the Magician's Book.
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#Magic #Books And Reading

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To what will you look for help if you will not look to that which is stronger than yourself?
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#Questions #Life #Quote of the Day

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If you are a Christian you do not have to believe that all the other religions are simply wrong all through. If you are an atheist you do have to believe that the main point in all the religions of the whole world is simply one huge mistake.
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#Religion #Christianity

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[Repentance] means unlearning all the self-conceit and self -will that we have been training ourselves into... It means killing part of yourself, under-going a kind of death.
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#Repentance

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Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.
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#Forgiveness #Love #Cute

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Whatever you do, He will make good of it. But not the good He had prepared for you if you had obeyed him.
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#Obedience

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Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.
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#Pride

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When you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.
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#God #Learning #Argument

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Adventures are never fun while you're having them.
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#Humorous

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The human spirit will not even begin to try to surrender self-will as long as all seems to be well with it. Now error and sin both have this property, that the deeper they are the less their victim suspects their existence; they are masked evil. Pain is unmasked, unmistakable evil; every man knows that something is wrong when he is being hurt.
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#Life #Pain

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Nothing is wonderful except in the abnormal, and nothing is abnormal until we have grasped the norm.
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#Life

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It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.
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#God #Purity

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Music. A meaningless acceleration in the rhythm of celestial experience.
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#Music

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I once read the sentence 'I lay awake all night with a toothache, thinking about the toothache an about lying awake.' That's true to life. Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
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#Life