No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
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There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.
Will you not covet such power as this, and seek such throne as this, and be no more housewives, but queens There is no putting by that crown queens you must always be queens to your lovers queens to your husbands and sons queens of higher mystery to the world beyond.... But alas you are too often idle and careless queens, grasping at majesty in the least things, while you abdicate it in the greatest.
In health of mind and body, men should see with their own eyes, hear and speak without trumpets, walk on their feet, not on wheels, and work and war with their arms, not with engine-beams, nor rifles warranted to kill twenty men at a shot before you can see them.
I hold it for indisputable, that the first duty of a State is to see that every child born therein shall be well housed, clothed, fed, and educated, till it attain years of discretion. But in order to the effecting this the Government must have an authority over the people of which we now do not so much as dream.
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Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.