Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
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When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.
Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone.
It’s the ones that stayed after the Exodus, that I knew were real and could handle the truth; that would stay with me on my journey, for better or worse.
Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him.
If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I’m sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for.