Charles William Eliot

Charles William Eliot

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Author Profession: US Educator
Born: March 20, 1834
Died: August 22, 1926
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties.

Do not expect the world to look bright, if you habitually wear gray-brown glasses.

The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.

You know that it is only through work that you can achieve anything, either in college or in the world.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. Alexander the Great quotes

When I look around the world, I don't see too many damsels in distress. If they're a damsel in distress, they're manipulating some guy to help them. Sigourney Weaver

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