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The Good of man is the active exercise of his soul's faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue.... Moreover this activity ...
Builder, in building the little house,
In every way you may please yourself;
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You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!
Swallow a loss and learn a lesson.
People can be as greedy as a snake trying to swallow an elephant.
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, ...
It is an old saying in the town that "most any fellow with a chaw in his jaw can sit on his front porch and spit down the chimney ...
I change, and so do women too;
But I reflect--which women seldom do.
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For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and hap ...
So a swallow perpetuated
In dove-gray dusk can be both the end and the exaltation of a new
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