June 27

BUT you,—had you chosen—had you stretched hand—
Had you seen good such a thing were done—
I, too, might have stood with the souls that stand
In the sun’s sight, clothed with the light of the sun:
I had grown pure as the dawn and the dew,
You had grown strong as the sun or the sea.
Algernon C. Swinburne

GREATNESS of character is a communicable attribute. … It has nothing exclusive in its nature. It cannot be the monopoly of an individual, for it is the enlarged and generous action of faculties and affections which enter into and constitute all minds,—I mean reason, conscience, and love,—so that its elements exist in all.
William E. Channing

THE man may teach by doing, and not otherwise. If he can communicate himself, he can teach, but not by words.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

PURE truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.
Henri F. Amiel


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