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Charles William Eliot, American Educator ( March 20, 1834 - August 22, 1926 )

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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.~Charles William Eliot


Happy Spiritual Yourself

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


Friends Teachers Patient

The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.~Charles William Eliot


Man Thinks Himself

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


World Glasses Look

All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties.~Charles William Eliot


Business Beliefs Proceeds

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


Work College World