What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul’s emphasis is always right.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.
What can we see, read, acquire, but ourselves. Take the book, my friend, and read your eyes out, you will never find there what I find.
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I tell you there isn’t a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it’s bearing children, and they do that in a poor make-shift way; it had better been left to the men.
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. I will not call you children, — for parents sometimes chide their children too severely; nor brothers only, — for brothers differ. The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain; for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man’s body were to be divided into two parts, we are all one flesh and blood.