The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

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Walt Whitman Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
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Georg C. Lichtenberg

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