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Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are.
I take this evanescence and lubricity of all objects, which lets them slip through our fingers then when we clutch hardest, to be ...
Our life seems not present, so much as prospective; not for the affairs on which it is wasted, but as a hint of this vast- flowing ...
Our culture, therefore, must not omit the arming of the man. Let him hear in season, that he is born into the state of war, and th ...
The light struggled in through windows of oiled paper, but they read the word of God by it.
So all that is said of the wise man by Stoic or Oriental or modern essayist, describes to each reader his own idea, describes his ...
When he has seen, that it is not his, nor any man's, but it is the soul which made the world, and that it is all accessible to him ...
Standing on the bare ground,--my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space,--all mean egotism vanishes. I be ...
Each man, if he attempts to join himself to others, is on all sides cramped and diminished of his proportion; and the stricter the ...
We early arrive at the great discovery that there is one mind common to all individual men: that what is individual is less than w ...
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