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    No man is really happy or safe without a hobby.
    — William Osler
    tags: men 
     
    Conservatism and old fogeyism are totally different things; the motto of one is "Prove all things and hold fast that which is good" and of the other "Prove nothing but hold fast that which is old."
    — William Osler
    For the general practitioner a well-used library is one of the few correctives of the premature senility which is so apt to take him.
    — William Osler
    tags: library 
     
    What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?
    — William Osler
    tags: lover 
     
    The Scots are the backbone of Canada. They are all right in their three vital parts - head, heart and haggis.
    — William Osler
    tags: heart  right 
     
    A library represents the mind of its collector, his fancies and foibles, his strength and weakness, his prejudices and preferences. Particularly is this the case if, to the character of a collector, he adds - or tries to add - the qualities of a student who wishes to know the books and the lives of the men who wrote them. The friendships of his life, the phases of his growth, the vagaries of his mind, all are represented.
    — William Osler
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