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Thomas Carlyle
“The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.”
Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History

Charles C. Mann
“It is always easy for those living in the present to feel superior to those who lived in the past.”
Charles C. Mann
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Mae West
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Mae West

Richard P. Feynman
“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”
Richard Feynmann

James Baldwin
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”
James Baldwin

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