Education: Good Fellows

Every year, when Harvard's Society of Fellows gathers for its first dinner, the Society's chairman rises from his seat and solemnly reads these admonitions: "You will practice the virtues and avoid the snares of the scholar. You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance, and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors. Your aim will be wisdom and knowledge, not the reflected glamor of fame . . ."

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