Do that which is assigned to you and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
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- People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them.
- See only that thou work and thou canst not escape the reward.
- Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
- A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has.
- Work and thou canst escape the reward; whether the work be fine or course, planting corn or writing epics, so only it be honest work, done to thine own approbation, it shall earn a reward to the senses as well as to the thought.
- The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.