Superstition, bigotry and prejudice, ghosts though they are, cling tenaciously to life they are shades armed with tooth and claw. They must be grappled with unceasingly, for it is a fateful part of human destiny that it is condemned to wage perpetual war against ghosts. A shade is not easily taken by the throat and destroyed.
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Poverty and wealth are comparative sins.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love.
There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
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