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Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with ...
By his machines man can dive and remain under water like a shark; can fly like a hawk in the air; can see atoms like a gnat; can s ...
Regarding History as the slaughter-bench at which the happiness of peoples, the wisdom of States, and the virtue of individuals ha ...
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself in ...
Sneezing absorbs all the functions of the soul just as much as the [sexual] act, but we do not draw from it the same conclusions a ...
If there be no nobility of descent in a nation, all the more indispensable is it that there should be nobility of ascent--a charac ...
The sound of the Sabbath bell far away, now breaking on these shores, does not awaken pleasing associations, but melancholy and so ...
I walk toward one of our ponds; but what signifies the beauty of nature when men are base? We walk to lakes to see our serenity re ...
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