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Norman Douglas
“Mr. Frederick Parker spent a good deal of his time in endeavouring to mask, under a cloak of boisterous good humour, a really remarkable combination of malevolence and imbecility.”
Norman Douglas, South Wind

Norman Douglas
“I think modern education over-emphasizes the intellect. I suppose that comes from the scientific trend of the times. You cannot obtain a useful citizen if you only develop his intellect. We take children from their parents because these cannot give them an intellectual training. So far, good. But we fail to give them that training in character which parents alone can give. Home influence, as Grace Aguilar conceived it " where has it gone? It strikes me that this is a grave danger for the future. We are rearing up a brood of crafty egoists, a generation whose earliest recollections are those of getting something for nothing from the State.

I am inclined to trace our present social unrest to this over-valuation of the intellect. It hardens the heart and blights all generous impulses. What is going to replace the home, Mr. Keith?”
Norman Douglas, South Wind

“Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.”
Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation

“If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't.”

Robert Falcon Scott
“Fortune would be in a hard mood indeed if it allowed such a combination of knowledge, experience, ability, and enthusiasm to achieve nothing.”
Robert Falcon Scott, Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals

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