The laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day.
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- A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars. What are threescore years and ten hurriedly and coarsely lived to moments of divine leisure in which your life is coincident with the life of the universe?
- Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
- True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him. All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism.
- He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.
- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
- To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.