We are reformers in the spring and summer, but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning, and conservers at night.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.
Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.