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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
G. H. Lewes
  Let your pen fall, begin to trifle with blotting-paper, look at the ceiling, bite your nails, and otherwise dally with your purpose, and you waste your time, scatter your thoughts, and repress the nervous energy necessary for your task.  1
  Science is the systematic classification of experience.  2
  The magic of the pen lies in the concentration of your thoughts upon one object.  3
  The real men of genius were resolute workers, not idle dreamers.  4

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