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Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.

—François de La Rochefoucauld (Public Domain)

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Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.

—Philip Stanhope, 4thEarl of Chesterfield (by Allan Ramsay; Public Domain)

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A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot perceive great ones.

—Philip Stanhope, 4thEarl of Chesterfield (by Allan Ramsay; Public Domain)

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