Walls and Roads

“The finest triumph of civilization, in every phase of human activity, is the tearing down of walls of separation, aloofness and antagonism between nations, classes and individuals. Commerce has done much, the telegraph, the telephone and wireless have had their part, increased travel and the spread of education have also been factors in sapping to …

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On Revenge

"This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." ~ Francis Bacon When you are consumed by bitterness, it spreads within you like a disease. Such bitterness may appeal temporarily to others who, fooled by grief, drawn in by sympathy or preoccupied by …

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Walls of Life

"The finest triumph of civilization, in every phase of human activity, is the tearing down of walls of separation, aloofness and antagonism between nations, classes and individuals. Commerce has done much, the telegraph, the telephone and wireless have had their part, increased travel and the spread of education have also been factors in sapping to …

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The Ultimate Safeguard

"The man whose self-respect safeguards him never takes undue advantage. There is a strain of fine chivalry which runs through it all. The secret of another is as secure from discovery as though it was a pebble thrown into the sea. He would be above using it as a weapon, even of defense, no matter …

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Remorse and Forgiveness

When such as I cast out remorse So great a sweetness flows into the breast We must laugh and we must sing, We are blest by everything, Everything we look upon is blessed. ~ William Butler Yeats Vain regrets about the past are meaningless. They shackle you to the past, deflect the currents of forgiveness …

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Intrinsic Value I

"It is the custom of grateful states and nations to present swords as tokens of Ithe highest honor to the victorious leaders of their armies and navies. The sword presented to Admiral Schley by the people of Philadelphia, at the close of America’s war with Spain, cost over $3,500, the greater part of which was …

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