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Norman Douglas
(1868-1952) born on
Dec 08
Scottish novelist. He was best known for his Caprian novel "South Wind," 1917 and his travel book "Old Calabria," 1915.
To know oneself is wisdom, but to know one's neighbor is genius.

A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, an yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings -- they are so trite, so threadbare, that we can hardly bring our lips to utter them. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race. . .
They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The World's Best Thoughts on Life & Living," compiled by Eugene Raudsepp, 1981.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Mr. Keith, in South Wind, ch. 24 (1917).
N: Count Caloveglia's "old teacher," in South Wind, ch. 16 (1917).
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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