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Can success change the human mechanism so completely between one dawn and another? Can it make one feel taller, more alive, handsome, uncommonly gifted and indomitably secure with the certainty that this is the way life will always be? It can and it does! – Moss Hart

A minute’s success pays the failure of years. – Robert Browning

Experience shows that success is less due to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul. – Charles Buxton


As a giant strong, a bridegroom gay,
The sun comes through the gates of day. – Brome

Thank you

‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ – they are the little courtesies by which we keep the machine of life oiled and running sweetly. – A G Gardiner


Time is the greatest innovator. – Francis Bacon


When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself a public property. – Thomas Jefferson


Beauty is truth, truth beauty – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know – John Keats


A university should be a place of light, of liberty and of learning. – Disraeli


Variety is the very spice of life that gives it all its flavour. – William Cowper

Growth of civilization

God made the country and man made the town. – William Cowper


War is a horrible thing, and constantly more horrible and dreadful. Unless it is ended, it will certainly end human society. – HG Wells


Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. – Thomas Carlyle


A poor life this is full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare. – W H Davies


Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. – Francis Bacon

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