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"A statue lies hid in a block of marble, and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter and removes the rubbish. The figure is in the stone; the sculptor only finds it. What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. The philosopher, the saint, or the hero,-the wise, the good, or the great man,-very often lies hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper education might have disinterred, and have brought to light." - Joseph Addison



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A statue lies hid in a block of marble, and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter and removes the rubbish. The figure is in the stone; the sculptor only finds it. What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. The philosopher, the saint, or the hero,-the wise, the good, or the great man,-very often lies hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper education might have disinterred, and have brought to light. - Joseph Addison #1 A statue lies hid in a block of marble, and the art of the statuary only clears away the superfluous matter and removes the rubbish. The figure is in the stone; the sculptor only finds it. What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. The philosopher, the saint, or the hero,-the wise, the good, or the great man,-very often lies hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper education might have disinterred, and have brought to light. - Joseph Addison #2

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