Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly, and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
Being gifted needs courage.
It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.
I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits, from frankness to reserve, from goodness, uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow, and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
My father, though, could run very much faster. It was impossible to compete with him on the grass. But it was astonishing how slow old people were. Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs.
Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.
Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.
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