Rufus Choate Quote

Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.


Speech at the dedication of the Peabody Institute (29 September 1854).

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Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.

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Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.

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Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.

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Happy is he who has laid up in his youth, and held fast in all fortune, a genuine and passionate love of reading.