Understanding is a two-way street.
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If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God; and to do that, thou must be ruled by him who has given to kings his grace to command themselves and their subjects, and to the people the grace to obey God and their kings.
Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.
Act, if you like, but you do it at your peril. Men’s actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
It is at our mother’s knee that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest ideals, but there is seldom any money in them.
The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.