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The environment is everything that isn't me.

Nature provides exceptions to every rule.
Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both.
Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so.
History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral, mental, or physical structure can stand still a year. It grows -- it must grow; nothing can prevent it.
What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.

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