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Every year, if not every day, we have to wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
Nothing is so frequent as to mistake an ordinary human gift for a special and extraordinary endowment.
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at the touch, nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
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