Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Coal is a portable climate. It carries the heat of the tropics to Labrador and the polar circle; and it is the means of transporting itself whithersoever it is wanted. Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comfort brings its industrial power.
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Ah! Sir, a boy’s being flogged is not so severe as a man’s having the hiss of the world against him.
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.
The traveler that resolutely follows a rough and winding path will sooner reach the end of his journey than he that is always changing his direction, and wastes the hour of daylight in looking for smoother ground and shorter passages.