June 5

AND though they take our life,
Goods, honour, children, wife,
Yet is their profit small;
These things shall vanish all,
The City of God remaineth.
Martin Luther

HUMANITY has always slain or persecuted those who have disturbed this selfish repose of hers. She only improves in spite of herself. The only progress which she desires is an increase of enjoyments. All advances in justice, in morality, in holiness, have been imposed upon or forced from her by some noble violence. Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
Henri F. Amiel

SOCIETY everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the i members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

IT is not only by steel or fire, but through contempt and blame, that the martyr fulfils the calling of his dear soul.
Robert Louis Stevenson


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