It is not real work unless you would rather be doing something else.

Rectorial address, May 3, 1922, St. Andrew

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When a new baby laughs for the first time a new fairy is born, and as there are always new babies there are always new fairies.

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Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.

Rectorial Address, St. Andrew's, May 3, 1922

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Rectorial address, May 3, 1922, St. Andrew

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