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  • …as the slaves march on, as the husky gangs pass on by twos and threes, fasten’d together with wrist-chains and ankle-chains, I hear the Hebrew reading his records and psalms, I hear the rhythmic myths of the Greeks, and the strong legends of the Romans, I hear the tale of the divine life and bloody death of the beautiful God the Christ, I hear the Hindoo teaching his favorite pupil the loves, wars, adages, transmitted safely to this day from poets who wrote three thousand years ago.

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  • Remember the old adage: "It’s not how much you earn; it’s how much you save."
  • That experience is the parent of wisdom, is an adage the truth of which is recognized by the wisest as well as the simplest of mankind.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton

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