Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
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It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
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I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.