Common Sense, Volumes 6-7

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Common Sense, 1906 - Common sense

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Page 10 - Friendship is seldom lasting but between equals, or where the superiority on one side is reduced by some equivalent advantage on the other. Benefits which cannot be repaid, and obligations which cannot be discharged, are not commonly found to increase affection ; they excite gratitude indeed, and heighten veneration, but commonly take away that easy freedom, and familiarity of intercourse, without which, though there may be fidelity, and zeal, and admiration, there cannot be friendship.
Page 10 - If you must vilify, condemn and eternally discourage, why, resign your position, and when you are outside damn to your heart's content. But I pray you, so long as you are a part of an institution do not condemn it. Not that you will injure the institution, not that, but when you disparage the concern of which you are a part you disparage yourself.
Page 7 - IT may be proved, with much certainty, that God intends no man to live in this world without working : but it seems to me no less evident that He intends every man to be happy in his work. It is written,
Page 15 - The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight...
Page 12 - If you know of a skeleton hidden away In a closet, and guarded, and kept from the day In the dark ; and whose showing, whose sudden display Would cause grief and sorrow and lifelong dismay, It's a pretty good plan to forget it.
Page 8 - The twentieth century looms before us big with the fate of many nations. If we stand idly by, if we seek merely swollen, slothful ease and ignoble peace, if we shrink from the hard contests where men must win at hazard of their lives and at the risk of all they hold dear, then the bolder and stronger peoples will pass us by, and will win for themselves the domination of the world.
Page 3 - The powers of man have not been exhausted. Nothing has been done by him, that cannot be better done. There is no effort of science or art that may not be exceeded; no depth of philosophy that cannot be deeper sounded ; no flight of imagination that may not be passed by strong and soaring wing.
Page 13 - I would rather they would bring them out in my weary and troubled hours, and open them, that I may be refreshed and cheered by them while I need them. I would rather have a plain coffin without a flower, a funeral without a eulogy, than a life without the sweetness of love and sympathy.
Page 12 - Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce, Or a trouble is what you make it, And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, But only how did you take it.
Page 8 - For we are not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts. We have certain work to do for our bread, and that is to be done strenuously ; other work to do for our delight, and that is to be done heartily ; neither is to be done by halves and shifts, but with a will; and what is not worth this effort is not to be done at all.

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