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"Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars."

"Once the command of the air is obtained by one of the contending armies, the war becomes a conflict between a seeing host and one that is blind."

"Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it."

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