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Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sen…

Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sense. . . .

Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sense. . . .

In practice, such trifles as contradictions in …

In practice, such trifles as contradictions in principle are easily set aside; the faculty of ignoring them makes the practical man

In practice, such trifles as contradictions in principle are easily set aside; the faculty of ignoring them makes the practical man

A teacher affects eternity.

A teacher affects eternity.

A teacher affects eternity.

Intimates are predestined

Intimates are predestined

Intimates are predestined

Accident counts for much in companionship, as i…

Accident counts for much in companionship, as in marriage

Accident counts for much in companionship, as in marriage

Power is poison. It’s effect on Presidents had …

Power is poison. It's effect on Presidents had always been tragic.

Power is poison. It’s effect on Presidents had always been tragic.

Politics, whatever its professions, has always …

Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all yo…

As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.

As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it’s a…

What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; …

What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.

What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.

Law is merely the expression of the will of the…

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation

Even in America, the Indian summer of life shou…

Even in America, the Indian summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone - but never hustled

Even in America, the Indian summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone – but never hustled

You can’t use tact with a Congressman! A Congre…

You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!

You can’t use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!

All taxation is an evil, but heavy taxes, indis…

All taxation is an evil, but heavy taxes, indiscriminately levied on every everything are one of the greatest curses that can afflict a people

All taxation is an evil, but heavy taxes, indiscriminately levied on every everything are one of the greatest curses that can afflict a people

You say that love is nonsense….I tell you it …

You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day; a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.

You say that love is nonsense….I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by…

Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit…

Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.

Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.

Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.

Accident counts for much in companionship as in…

Accident counts for much in companionship as in marriage

Accident counts for much in companionship as in marriage

The work of internal government has become the …

The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men

The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men

Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, an…

Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels

Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels

Words were with them forms of expression which …

Words were with them forms of expression which varied with individuals, but falsehood was more or less necessary to all

Words were with them forms of expression which varied with individuals, but falsehood was more or less necessary to all

This is way beyond expectations. We’ve got the …

This is way beyond expectations. We've got the second best golfer in the state at Aspen High School, and I am really proud of him.

This is way beyond expectations. We’ve got the second best golfer in the state at Aspen High School, and I am really proud of him.

I was interested in politics, thought I had goo…

I was interested in politics, thought I had good speaking abilities. I talked with Mr. Oliver about it and he suggested I go ahead.

I was interested in politics, thought I had good speaking abilities. I talked with Mr. Oliver about it and he suggested I go ahead.

In peace, competition had become difficult, unt…

In peace, competition had become difficult, until the British ship owner cried for war; yet he already felt, without acknowledging it even to himself, that in war he was likely to enjoy little profit or pleasure on the day when the long, low, black hull of the Yankee privateer, with her tapering, bending spars, her long-range guns, and her sharp-faced captain, should appear on the western horizon, and suddenly, at the sight of heavy-lumbering British merchantman, should fling out her white wings of canvas, and fly down on her prey.

In peace, competition had become difficult, until the British ship owner cried for war; yet he already felt, without acknowledging it even to himself, that in war he was likely to enjoy little profit or…

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, …

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.

In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Ord…

In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.

In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.

Morality is a private and costly luxury

Morality is a private and costly luxury

Morality is a private and costly luxury

It [love] is a disease to be born with patience…

It [love] is a disease to be born with patience, like any nervous complaint, and to be treated with counter-irritants.

It [love] is a disease to be born with patience, like any nervous complaint, and to be treated with counter-irritants.

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