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The best enjoyment is half disappointment to what we intend or would have in this world.
[Disappointment]
 

The death-bed of a clay, how beautiful!
 

The firefly only shines when on the wing; so it is with the mind; when we rest we darken.
[Action]
 

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. - All sin is easy after that.
[Deceit]
 

The name of Christ - the one great word - well worth all languages in earth or heaven.
 

The sun-god's crest upon his azure shield, the heavens.
[Sun]
 

The worst men often give the best advice.
[Advice]
 

There is a large body of abolitionists in Clinton and Clark Counties in this state, and in Wayne County Indiana, that would undoubtedly support such a store, but whether their support would be sufficient, I am unable to say.
 

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
[Envy]
 

There is nothing on earth worth being known but God and our own souls.
[God]
 

They who forgive most, shall be most forgiven.
 

Thou wind! which art the unseen similitude of God the Spirit, his most sweet and mightiest sign.
[Wind]
 

Walk boldly and wisely in the light thou hast; there is a hand above will help thee on.
 

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on the dial; we should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
[Life]
 

What are ye orbs? The words of God? the Scriptures of the skies?
 

What men call accident is the doing of God's providence.
[Accident]
 

Who never doubted, never half believed. - Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow.
[Doubt]
 


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