A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think we must get rid of slavery, or we must get rid of freedom.
It happens to us once or twice in a lifetime to be drunk with some book which probably has some extraordinary relative power to intoxicate us and none other; and having exhausted that cup of enchantment we go groping in libraries all our years afterwards in the hope of being in Paradise again.
A nation, like a tree, does not thrive well till it is engrafted with a foreign stock.
The soul active sees absolute truth; and utters truth, or creates.
I launch eagerly into this resounding tumult.