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One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness.
The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.
We of the third sphere are unable to look at Europe or at Asia as they may survey each other. Wherever we go, across Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre.' Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
The interactions of business and culture, one upon the other, form one of the least explored phases of history. For such a study, no city would appear better fixed than Florence, so richly dowered with both economic and spiritual vitality.
Leisure for reverie, gay or sombre, does much to enrich life.
History is handled no longer as a mere chronicle of dates but as a progression from one stage to a succeeding [stage]. So travel is no mere heaping up of episodes but an evolution.
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Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth.
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