When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man.
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Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
The most beautiful woman is the one who is never divulging, she knows what she is and everything else is worth her.
Be humble. It becomes a creature, a depending and borrowed being, that lives not of itself, but breathes in another’s air with another’s breath, and is accountable for every moment of time and can call nothing its own, but is absolutely a tenant at will of the great Lord of heaven and earth.
Any enlightenment which requires to be authenticated, certified, recognized, congratulated, is false, or at least incomplete.
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered but a general effect of pleasing impression.
There are men whose manners have the same essential splendor as the simple and awful sculpture on the friezes of the Parthenon, and the remains of the earliest Greek art.