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    What we learn for the sake of knowing, we hold; what we learn for the sake of accomplishing some ulterior end, we forget as soon as that end has been gained. This, too, is automatic action in the constitution of the mind itself, and it is fortunate and merciful that it is so, for otherwise our minds would be soon only rubbish-rooms.
    Anna C. Brackett (1836–1911)

    To say that a thing has never yet been done among men is to erect a barrier stronger than reason, stronger than discussion.
    —Thomas Brackett Reed (1839–1902)