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General good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, flatterer.
 

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
 

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
 

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
[Action]
 

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
[Art]
 

He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
 

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.
 

I have mental joys and mental health, Mental friends and mental wealth, I've a wife that I love and that loves me; I've all but riches bodily.
[Wealth]
 

I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!
 

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
 

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.
[Anger]
 

If a thing loves, it is infinite.
 

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
 

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
 

If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.
 

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
 

Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.
[Genius]
 

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
 

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
[Forgiveness]
 

It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.
 


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