A man feared that he might find an assassin; Another that he might find a victim. One was more wise than the other.
A man said to the universe: 'Sir I exist!' 'However,' replied the universe, 'The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.'
A man with a full stomach and the respect of his fellows had no business to scold about anything that he might think to be wrong in the ways of the universe, or even with the ways of society. Let the unfortunates rail; the others may play marbles.
A serious prophet upon predicting a flood should be the first man to climb a tree. This would demonstrate that he was indeed a seer.
Doubtless there are other roads.
Every sin is the result of collaboration.
Half of tradition is a lie.
If I should cast off this tattered coat, And go free into the mighty sky; If I should find nothing there But a bast blue, Echoless, ignorant,- What then?
If there is a witness to my little life,To my tiny throes and struggles,He sees a fool; And it is not fine for gods to menace fools.
It perhaps might be said- if any one dared- that the most worthless literature of the world has been that which has been written by the men of one nation concerning the men of another.
It was not well to drive men into final corners; at those moments they could all develop teeth and claws.
Perhaps an individual must consider his own death to be the final phenomenon of nature.
Sometimes, the most profound of awakenings come wrapped in the quietest of moments.
You cannot choose your battlefield, God does that for you; But you can plant a standard Where a standard never flew.
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