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Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory … will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves...

We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world. The lives that you admire, the attitudes that seem noble to you, have not been shaped by a paterfamilias or a schoolmaster, they have sprung from very different beginnings, having been influenced by evil or commonplace that prevailed round them. They represent a struggle and a victory.
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In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.
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Anger, with its poisoned source and fevered climax, is murderously sweet.

Anger, with its poisoned source and fevered climax, is murderously sweet.

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