A man perfects himself by working. Foul jungles are cleared away, fair seed-fields rise instead, and stately cities; and withal th...e man himself first ceases to be a jungle, and foul unwholesome desert thereby.... The man is now a man.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Happy Insect, happy Thou, Dost neither Age, nor Winter know....
But when thou'st drunk, and danc'd, and sung Thy fill, the flowry Leaves among, (Voluptuous, and Wise withal, Epicurean Animal!) Satiated with thy Summer Feast, Thou retir'st to endless Rest.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
And what avails it that science has come to treat space and time as simply forms of thought, and the material world as hypothetica...l, and withal our pretension of property and even of self-hood are fading with the rest, if, at last, even our thoughts are not finalities, but the incessant flowing and ascension reach these also, and each thought which yesterday was a finality, to-day is yielding to a larger generalization?LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
A witch is one who worketh by the Devil or by some curious art either healing or revealing things secret, or foretelling things to... come which the Devil hath devised to ensnare men's souls withal unto damnation. The conjurer, the enchanter, the sorcerer, the diviner, and whatever other sort there is encompassed within this circle.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Can it then be doubted, but that God, who is infinitely fine Spirit, and withal intelligent, can make and change all species and k...ind of body as he pleaseth? But I dare not say, that this is the way by which God Almighty worketh, because it is past my apprehension: yet it serves very well to demonstrate, that the omnipotence of God implieth no contradiction.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of War, where every man is Enemy to every man; the same is consequent to the time, wh...erein men live without other security, than what their own strength, and their own invention shall furnish them withal. In such condition, there is no place for Industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain; and consequently no Culture of the Earth...; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; And the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Though an unpleasant sort of person, and even a queer threatener withal, yet, if one meets him, one must get along with him as one... can; for his ignorance is extreme. And what under heaven indeed should such a phantasm as Death know, for all that the Appearance tacitly claims to be somebody that knows much?LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »