In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.
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All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor.
Don’t be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don’t bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Don’t waste yourself in rejection, or bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
That which we do not believe, we cannot adequately say; even though we may repeat the words ever so often.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God’s hand, his brain as God’s brain, his purpose as God’s purpose. He must regard God as a helpless Longing, which longed him into existence by its desperate need for an executive organ.