The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
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Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
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I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘always do what you are afraid to do.’
We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding! How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile!
I at least have so much to do in unraveling certain human lots, and seeing how they were woven and interwoven, that all the light I can command must be concentrated on this particular web, and not dispersed over that tempting range of relevancies called the universe.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.