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"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."
—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859
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- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
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- Air France pilots reject offer Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:05:28 GMT
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- Scientists debate sea-ice trends Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:14:04 GMT
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