Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
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Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — `Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.’ — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade?
This is the foundation of all. We are not to imagine or suppose, but to discover, what nature does or may be made to do.
A drunkard would not give money to sober people. He said they would only eat it, and buy clothes and send their children to school with it.