Quotes

11 November 2014
... my soul stood erect, exultant, envisioning a new world where the light of justice for every individual will be unclouded.
11 November 2014
We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all—the apathy of human beings.
11 November 2014
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all—the apathy of human beings.
11 November 2014
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
11 November 2014
Many scholars forget ... that our enjoyment of the great works of literature depends more upon the depth of our sympathy than upon our understanding. ... very few of their laborious explanations stick in the memory. The mind drops them as a branch drops its overripe fruit.
11 November 2014
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
11 November 2014
The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent to me. The touch of some hands is an impertinence. I have met people so empty of joy, that when I clasped their frosty finger-tips, it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm. Others there are whose hands have sunbeams in them, so that their grasp warms my heart.
11 November 2014
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

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