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I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy geography natural history and naval architecture navigation commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting poetry music architecture statuary tapestry and porcelain.

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Oh, that's just Thud! That's easy!" yapped a voice.Both men turned to look

Oh, that's just Thud! That's easy!" yapped a voice.Both men turned to look at Horsefry, who had been made perky by sheer relief."I used to play it when I was a kid," he burbled. It's boring. The dwarfs always win!"Gilt and Vetinari shared a look. It said:
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if you can’t acquaint an opponent with reason, you must acquaint his head w

if you can’t acquaint an opponent with reason, you must acquaint his head with the sidewalk.
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Leaves covered pavement like soggy cereal.

Leaves covered pavement like soggy cereal.
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Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with i

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
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A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading

A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.
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One of the first and foremost duties of the teacher is not to give his stud

One of the first and foremost duties of the teacher is not to give his students the impression that mathematical problems have little connection with each other, and no connection at all with anything else. We have a natural opportunity to investigate the
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Civilized man longs for the illusion of barbarism. Either his culture fulfi

Civilized man longs for the illusion of barbarism. Either his culture fulfills this need by adopting its outer trappings, or he will be seduced by his first contact with a culture that does.
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But my mother's life was a never-ending round of maintenance. Not one singl

But my mother's life was a never-ending round of maintenance. Not one single thing did she ever achieve but that it had to be done all over again, one day or one week or one season later. Oh, the monotony.
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There is no medicine or other intervention that appears to be nearly as eff

There is no medicine or other intervention that appears to be nearly as effective as exercise in maintaining or even bumping up a person's cognitive abilities.
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There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, yo

There's one way to find out if a man is honest: ask him; if he says yes, you know he's crooked.
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The only crime is pride.

The only crime is pride.
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Motherhood doesn't have a nationality

Motherhood doesn't have a nationality
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