It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
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Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
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That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.
To see helpless infancy stretching out her hands, and pouring out her cries in testimony of dependence, without any powers to alarm jealousy, or any guilt to alienate affection, must surely awaken tenderness in every human mind; and tenderness once excited will be hourly increased by the natural contagion of felicity, by the repercussion of communicated pleasure, by the consciousness of dignity of benefaction.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Pity the man who has a character to support – it is worse than a large family – he is silent poor indeed.
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.
The cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy. It is the only dictator that free man acknowledges. It is the only security that free man desires.
Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.