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The only sin is limitation. As soon as you once come up with a man's limitations, it is all over with him. Has he talents? has he ...
History is a child building a sand-castle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man's power in the world.
Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not becau ...
What though the traveler tell us of the ruins of Egypt, are we so sick or idle that we must sacrifice our America and today to som ...
They commonly celebrate those beaches only which have a hotel on them, not those which have a humane house alone. But I wished to ...
The ocean is but a larger lake. At midsummer you may sometimes see a strip of glassy smoothness on it, a few rods in width and man ...
There are certain things--as, a spider, a ghost,
The income-tax, gout, an umbrella for three--
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The sea--this truth must be confessed--has no generosity. No display of manly qualities--courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulne ...
A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of the sea as exploit a highway.
The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
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