I could never be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
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You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.
Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?
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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
One lesson we learn early, that in spite of seeming difference, men are all of one pattern. We readily assume this with our mates, and are disappointed and angry if we find that we are premature, and that their watches are slower than ours. In fact, the only sin which we never forgive in each other is difference of opinion.
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
In fine, he that is drunk is not a Man: Because he is so long void of Reason, that distinguishes a Man from a Beast.