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Página 7 - I am in earnest. I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch. AND I WILL BE HEARD.
Página 114 - I remember a satirical poem, in which the Devil is represented as fishing for men, and adapting his baits to the taste and temperament of his prey; but the idler, he said, pleased him most, because he bit the naked hook.
Página 7 - Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts. By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and...
Página 107 - A jest's prosperity lies in the ear • Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans.
Página 120 - Many a man lives a burden to the earth; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Página 7 - A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild ; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.
Página 103 - One of the illusions is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write "it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
Página 33 - I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.