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    Shall I give you my recipe for

    “Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.”

    — Norman Douglas

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    There is in us a lyric germ

    “There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.”

    — Norman Douglas

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    Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.

    “Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.”

    — Norman Douglas

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    What is all wisdom save a collection

    “What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?”

    — Norman Douglas

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    A man can believe a considerable deal

    “A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.”

    — Norman Douglas

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    There is in us a lyric germ

    “There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.”

    — Norman Douglas

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    The pine stays green in winter… wisdom

    “The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.”

    — Norman Douglas

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    The sublimity of wisdom is to do

    “The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.”

    — Norman Douglas

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