A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.
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- Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.
- All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
- Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come.
- Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Men’s actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.