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A young sailor boy came to see me to-day. It pleases me to have these lads seek me on their return from their first voyage, and tell me how much they have learned about navigation.
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Altogether, St. Louis is a growing place, and the West has a large hand and a strong grasp.
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As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them.
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Do not look at stars as bright spots only. Try to take in the vastness of the universe.
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Even astronomers who are as well cared for as are those of Cambridge have their annoyances, and even men as skilled as they are make blunders.
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Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
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I am always the better for open-air breathing, and was certainly meant for the wandering life of the Indian.
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I am just learning to notice the different colors of the stars, and already begin to have a new enjoyment.
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I am just through with a summer, and a summer is to me always a trying ordeal.
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I had, early in life, a love for staging, but it is fast dying out. Nine hours over a rough road are enough to root out the most passionate love of that kind.
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I have just gone over my comet computations again, and it is humiliating to perceive how very little more I know than I did seven years ago when I first did this kind of work.
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I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
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I have worn myself thin trying to find out about this comet, and I know very little now in the matter.
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I made observations for three hours last night, and am almost ill to-day from fatigue; still I have worked all day, trying to reduce the places, and mean to work hard again to-night.
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I never look upon the mass of girls going into our dining-room or chapel without feeling their nobility, the sovereignty of their pure spirit.
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I saw, in looking over Cooper, elements of a comet of 1825 which resemble what I get out for this, from my own observations, but I cannot rely upon my own.
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I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.
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I was born, for instance, incapable of appreciating music.
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I would as soon put a girl alone into a closet to meditate as give her only the society of her needle.
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If I should make out a calendar by my feelings of fatigue, I should say there were six Saturdays in the week and one Sunday.
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It is sad to see a woman sacrificing the ties of the affections even to do good.
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People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart, but how much the head, can bear.
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Question everything.
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Small aids to individuals, large aid to masses.
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Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
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That knowledge which is popular is not scientific.
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The best that can be said of my life so far is that it has been industrious, and the best that can be said of me is that I have not pretended to what I was not.
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The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer.
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The greatest object in educating is to give a right habit of study.
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The love of one's own sex is precious, for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery; it is genuine and sincere.
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The Southern character is opposed to haste. Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry.
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The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power!
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The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power! We reach forth and strain every nerve, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us.
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There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
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To read a book, to think it over, and to write out notes is a useful exercise; a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
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We especially need imagination in science.
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We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
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We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
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Yesterday I had a Shaker visitor, and to-day a Catholic; and the more I see and hear, the less do I care about church doctrines.
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