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Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
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Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.

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There is no being eloquent for atheism. In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings, - the clearest proof that it is out of its element.

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Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads in their hearts. The difficulty is to keep them apart, yet both actively working together.

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It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.

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Love, it has been said, flows downward. The love of parents for their children has always been far more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among the sons of men ever loved God with a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us?

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Since the generality of persons act from impulse, much more than from principle, men are neither so good nor so bad as we are apt to think them.

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A statesman, we are told, should follow public opinion. Doubtless, as a coachman follows his horses; having firm hold on the reins and guiding them.

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Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action.

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Man without religion is the creature of circumstances.

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Better far off to leave half the ruins and nine-tenths of the churches unseen and to see well the rest; to see them not once, but again and often again; to watch them, to learn them, to live with them, to love them, till they have become a part of life and life's recollections.

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Friendship is love without its flowers or veil.

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Truth, when witty, is the wittiest of all things.

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