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The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
My favourite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it actually tells you something.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
The sea hath fish for every man.
The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.
The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island.
Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent.
Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.
Let each man think himself an act of God, His mind a thought, his life a breath of God; And let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, To show the most of Heaven he hath in him.
Philip James Bailey
Be patient, my soul: thou hath suffered worse than this.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
Our situation here, without any exaggeration, is beyond description almost; it is such as eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor hath it ever entered into the heart of men to conceive Boston ever to arrive at.
Lastly, he must remember that he himself hath no exemption from the common lot, but that he is bound by the same laws of mortality, and liable to the same ailments and afflictions with his fellows.
So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
What God hath wrought?
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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