Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor’s house is in flames.
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Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor.
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If we want maturity, we have to be mature. If we want a nation that feels hopeful, then we have to speak in hopeful terms We have to model what we want.
There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man’s self.
Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.
Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse.
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him, for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
Every man will be a poet if he can; otherwise a philosopher or man of science. This proves the superiority of the poet.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
There is a sort of subjection which is the peculiar heritage of largeness and of love; and strength is often only another name for willing bondage to irremediable weakness.
To him whom contemplates a trait of natural beauty, no harm nor despair can come. The doctrines of despair, spiritual or political servitude, were never taught by those who shared the serenity of Nature. For each phase of Nature, though not invisible, is yet not too distinct or obtrusive. It is there to be found when we look for it, but not too demanding of our attention.
Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
The painters could be identified by dirty fingernails; the writers by conversation in labored monosyllables and aggressive vulgarities which disguised their minds.