Not gold but only men can makeA people great and strong;Men who for truth and honors sakeStand fast and suffer long. Brave men who work while others sleep,Who dare while others flyThey build a nations pillars deepAnd lift them to the sky.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.
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Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief.
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