Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.
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Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion – several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven.
Hardly a man in the world has an opinion upon morals, politics or religion which he got otherwise than through his associations and sympathies. Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions. And broadly speaking, Corn-Pone stands for Self-Approval. Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people. The result is Conformity.
It is a time when one’s spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
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In Boston they ask, How much does he know? In New York, How much is he worth? In Philadelphia, Who were his parents?
Tis God gives skill, but not without men’s hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius’s violins without Antonio.
Some men do as much begrudge others a good name, as they want one themselves: and perhaps that is the reason of it.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.