Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something.
Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.
Where charity keeps pace with grain, industry is blessed, but to slave to get, and keep it sordidly, is a sin against Providence, a vice in government and an injury to their neighbours.
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.
Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man.
See, I think you live on earth a certain number of times until you finish what it is that you were meant to do here. And then you go on. I don’t think I’ll be back here. I think I’m done.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.