To spell correctly is a talent, not an acquirement. There is some dignity about
an acquirement, because it is a product of your own labor. It is wages earned,
whereas to be able to do a thing merely by the grace of God and not by your
own effort transfers the distinction to our heavenly home--where possibly it
is a matter of pride and satisfaction but it leaves you naked and bankrupt.
- Mark Twain's Autobiography
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