Courage consists in equality to the problem before us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
But you must pay for conformity. All goes well as long as you run with conformists. But you, who are honest men in other particulars, know, that there is alive somewhere a man whose honesty reaches to this point also, that he shall not kneel to false gods, and, on the day when you meet him, you sink into the class of counterfeits.
It isn’t making mistakes that’s critical; it’s correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it.