It is his restraint that is honorable to a person, not their liberty.
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Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
I look upon those pitiful concretions of lime and clay which spring up, in mildewed forwardness, out of the kneaded fields about our capital... not merely with the careless disgust of an offended eye, not merely with sorrow for a desecrated landscape, but with a painful foreboding that the roots of our national greatness must be deeply cankered when they are thus loosely struck in their native ground. The crowded tenements of a struggling and restless population differ only from the tents of the Arab or the Gipsy by their less healthy openness to the air of heaven, and less happy choice of their spot of earth by their sacrifice of liberty without the gain of rest, and of stability without the luxury of change.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
A thing is worth what it can do for you, not what you choose to pay for it.
To watch the corn grow, or the blossoms set to draw hard breath over the plough or spade to read, to think, to love, to pray, are the things that make men happy.
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My soul is not for sale.
And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.