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Carl Victor de
Bonstetten
1735
1842

Swiss Author

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If the memory is more flexible in childhood, it is more tenacious in mature age; if childhood has sometimes the memory of words, old age has that of things, which impress themselves according tot he clearness of the conception of the thought which we wish to retain.

The habit of reflecting gives an inner life, which all that we see animates and embellishes. In this disposition of the soul everything becomes an object of thought.

To resist with success the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart; to keep these in parallel vigor, one must exercise, study, and love.

To speak well supposes a habit of attention which shows itself in the thought; by language we learn to think and above all to develop thought.

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First Name
Carl Victor de
Last Name
Bonstetten
Birth Date
1735
Death Date
1842
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Swiss Author