People are not soured by misfortune, but by the reception they meet with in it.
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Give me the clear blue sky above my head, and the green turf beneath my feet, a winding road before me, and a three hours' march to dinner - and then to thinking It is hard if I cannot start some game on these lone heaths.
If from the top of a long cold barren hill I hear the distant whistle of a thrush which seems to come up from some warm woody shelter beyond the edge of the hill, this sound coming faint over the rocks with a mingled feeling of strangeness and joy, the idea of the place about me, and the imaginary one beyond will all be combined together in such a manner in my mind as to become inseparable.
Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
Those are ever the most ready to do justice to others, who feel that the world has done them justice.
He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
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