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Ability
Engrave this Quote Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
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-John Henry Newman
Change
Engrave this Quote To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
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-John Henry Newman
Communication
Engrave this Quote If then the power of speech is as great as any that can be named,
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-John Henry Newman, Idea of a University, 1852
Education
Engrave this Quote If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society. Its art is the art of social life, and its end is fitness for the world. It neither confines its views to particular professions on the one hand, nor creates heroes or inspires genius on the other. Works indeed of genius fall under no art; heroic minds come under no rule; a University is not a birthplace of poets or of immortal authors, of founders of schools, leaders of colonies, or conquerors of nations. It does not promise a generation of Aristotles or Newtons, of Napoleons or Washingtons, of Raphaels or Shakespeares, though such miracles of nature it has before now contained within its precincts. Nor is it content on the other hand with forming the critic or the experimentalist, the economist or the engineer, though such too it includes within its scope. But a University training is the great ordinary means to an great but ordinary end; it aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mind, at purifying the national taste, at supplying true principles to popular enthusiasm and fixed aims to popular aspiration, at giving enlargement and sobriety to the ideas of the age, at facilitating the exercise of political power, and refining the intercourse of private life. It is the education which gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them.
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-John Henry Newman, Idea of a University, 1852
Friends
Engrave this Quote The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
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-John Henry Newman
Growth
Engrave this Quote Growth is the only evidence of life.
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-John Henry Newman
Manners
Engrave this Quote It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
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Memory
Engrave this Quote A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.
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-John Henry Newman, Oxford University Sermons
Serenity
Engrave this Quote There is in stillness oft a magic power
To calm the breast when struggling passions lower,
Touched by its influence, in the soul arise
Diviner feelings, kindred with the skies.
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-John Henry Newman

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