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Josiah Gilbert Holland, (1819 - 1881), novelist and poet, born in Belchertown, Massachusetts, helped to found and edit Scribner's Monthly (afterwards the Century Magazine), in which appeared his novels, Arthur Bonnicastle, The Story of Sevenoaks, Nicholas Minturn. In poetry he wrote Bitter Sweet (1858), Kathrina, etc.

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The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.

Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power.
The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on.
Calmness is the cradle of power.
The secret of man's success resides in his insight into the mood's of people, and his tact in dealing with them.
The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.
A mind grows by what it feeds on.
Work and wait, work and wait is what God says to us in creation.
One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast withers as rapidly; and that which grows slow endures.
Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless.
Scholarship except by accident is never the measure of a person's power.
There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.
Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will.
Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature.

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