It is one of my rules in life, never to notice what I don't understand.
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It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light.
This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.
The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared.
The evening advanced. The shadows lengthened. The waters of the lake grew pitchy black. The gliding of the ghostly swans became rare and more rare.
Sir John had his share150perhaps rather a large share150of the more harmless and amiable of the weaknesses incidental to humanity. Among these, I may mention as applicable to the matter in hand, an invincible reluctance150so long as he enjoyed his usual good health150to face the responsibility of making his will.
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I do not know any way to explain why God's grace touches a man who seems unworthy of it.
But I'm trying not to be cynical - I don't want to be one of those people who has a cool opportunity and blows it. It's really amazing what's happening to me.
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
Ralph Waldo Emerson