If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
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A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one’s clothes.
I was exceedingly delighted with the waltz, and also with the polka. These differ in name, but there the difference ceases
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Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities.
The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.
They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
The sky was the color of hard crimson, dripping down a canvas, the moon splashed silver across red. Her soothing balm healing my soul in swathes of calmness, I breathe in her tides and let my body be washed ashore, lying in the sands of eternity.
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.