We men of study, whose heads are in our books, have need to be straightly looked after! We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.
("The Scarlet Letter")
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A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Some maladies are rich and precious and only to be Acquired by the right of inheritance or purchased with gold.
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
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