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The Gracious Academy
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Let friendly association be a school of knowledge, and conversation teach you culture -- making your friends your masters, and fusing the task of learning with the pleasures of conversation. Alternate enjoyment with instruction, gaining by the approval with which your remarks are received, and adding to your knowledge from what you hear. Remember that, just as we may learn from others, others may learn from us. We are always attracted to others by our own interest, but in this case it is of a higher kind. Seek the company of notable men, whose association my offer valuable instruction. Many men of distinction have reputations for discretion, not because they themselves are oracles of greatness, but because the company they keep is in itself a gracious academy of wisdom.
--Baltasar Gracian
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62Bravo... Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege ig-5/8/2014
61Horrible language, not safe around kids or on the job (wear earphones), but FUNNig-2/28/2009
60From Slashdot yesterday: High Tech Misery in China "Think you've got ig-2/16/2009
59Humans Prevented Ice Age Thousands Of Years Ago? Our ancestors intervened and pig-12/19/2008
58Oregon bank blast kills police officer, bomb expert WOODBURig-12/13/2008
57<i>Thanks, Monique!</i> <img src='http://farm4.static.flickrig-11/27/2008
56Veteran's Day pic making the rounds today: <img src='http://www.vetsig-11/11/2008
55Obama victory opens door to new black identity WASHINGTON (AP)~digs-11/8/2008
54<img src=''>ig-11/6/2008
53Sometimes, a photo is all it takes... <img src='http://mobiusinformer.fiig-9/29/2008
52thanks for the info..~digs-9/18/2008
51<i>This is how smart money makes money. When the crowd is fretting, the smig-9/18/2008
50<img src='
49"Say it with me, son: REPUBLICAN." <img src='http://d.yimg.comig-9/4/2008
48Why conservatives are happier than liberals The exuberance dig-8/17/2008
47"OHH-klahoma!" <img src='
46Russia takes control of Turkmen (world?) gas By M K Bhadrakumar Central Asia Juig-7/29/2008
45PORTLAND, Ore. - Some terminally ill patients in Oregon who turned to their statig-7/29/2008
44<i>"how terribly strange to be 70...."</i> -Simon and Garfig-7/10/2008
43And now for something completely different... Skyscrapers that change shape! yig-6/25/2008
42<i>Is this a good idea -- punishing muggers for incriminating themselves oig-5/13/2008
41May 9, 2008 Betting on Warming or Cooling By Andrew C. Revkin Vegas(Credit: Jarig-5/11/2008
40Obama rises from political obscurity to verge of history WASHI~digs-5/10/2008
39New lows for Clinton this week.. now under 10.. I think you know where my $$$ is~digs-5/10/2008
38I want to know what kind of coffee she's drinking! Toe to toe with Bill Oig-5/1/2008
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