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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Traveling talent

A fellow of mediocre talent will remain a mediocrity, whether he travels or not; but one of superior talent (which without impiety I cannot deny that I possess) will go to seed if he always remains in the same place. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer and musician (1756-1791)

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Don Bosco: Prayer

“Prayer is to the soul as heat is to the body.”

~Don Bosco

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Bernard Mandeville: Laziness defined

“We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service.”
– Bernard Mandeville,
Dutch philosopher

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William Shakespeare: Nobler?

“To be or not to be — whether ’tis is nobler in the mind to suffer…or take up arms against a sea of troubles?”

~William Shakespeare

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Bertrand Russell: Toothily verified

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths.
~Bertrand Russell

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Herbert Read: Progress

“Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society. ”

Herbert Read

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James Thurber: Of glows and glares

There are two kinds of light — the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.

-James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

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