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The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
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The Phantom Tollbooth Philosophical Viewpoints Quotes Page 4

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"You must never feel badly about making mistakes," explained Reason quietly, "as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons." (18.61)

At last, we get some of the philosophy of Rhyme and Reason, and it sounds pretty darn wise to Shmoop. Their names alone should give us a clue that they are the most sensible and balanced creatures in the book. Fittingly, their philosophy is kind and encouraging. They're not perfectionists, but they are moral. Do you think they'll help save the Lands Beyond?

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