The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows.
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Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.
Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
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In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.
He that outlives a wife whom he has long loved, sees himself disjoined from the only mind that has the same hopes, and fears, and interest; from the only companion with whom he has shared much good and evil; and with whom he could set his mind at liberty, to retrace the past or anticipate the future. The continuity of being is lacerated; the settled course of sentiment and action is stopped; and life stands suspended and motionless.
You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.