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American social reformer, author and editor, 1824-1892
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Happiness lies, first of all, in health.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I walked beside the evening sea and dreamed a dream that could not be; the waves that plunged along the shore said only: "Dreamer, dream no more!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is not observed in history that families improve with time.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“While we read history we make history.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A bird sang sweet and strong
In the top of the highest tree,
He said, "I pour out my heart in song
For the summer that soon shall be."

But deep in the shady wood,
Another bird sang, "I pour
My heart on the solemn solitude
For the springs that return no more."”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The sure foundations of the state are laid in knowledge, not in ignorance; and every sneer at education, at culture, at book learning, which is the recorded wisdom of the experience of mankind, is the demagogue's sneer at intelligent liberty, inviting national degeneracy and ruin.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The test of civilization is the estimate of woman. Among savages she is a slave. In the dark ages of Christianity she is a toy and a sentimental goddess. With increasing moral light, and greater liberty, and more universal justice, she begins to deve”

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