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Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest.
In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium!
Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures;
none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.
All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
I feel that there is no such thing as ultimate forgetting;
traces once impressed upon the memory are indestructible.
It is one of the misfortunes in life that one must read thousands of books only to discover that one need not have read them.
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
No man will ever unfold the capacities of his own intellect who does not at least checker his life with solitude.
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London.
The public is a bad guesser.
Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children -- honored as the jewelry of God only by them -- when suddenly the voice of Christianity, counter-signing the voice of infancy, raised them to a grandeur transcending the Hebrew throne, although founded by God himself, and pronounced Solomon in all his glory not to be arrayed like one of these.
There is first the literature of KNOWLEDGE, and secondly, the literature of POWER. The function of the first is -- to teach; the function of the second is -- to move.