July 21

ALL noble souls through dust and heat
Rise from disaster and defeat the stronger;
And conscious still of the divine
Within them, lie on earth supine no longer.
Henry W. Longfellow


THE only knowledge that can really make us better is not of things and their laws, but of persons and their thoughts; and I would rather have an hour’s sympathy with one noble heart than read the law of gravitation through and through.
James Martineau


WE do not yet see that virtue is Height, and that a man or a company of men, plastic and permeable to principles, by the law of Nature must overpower and ride all cities, nations, kings, rich men, poets, who are not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


OUR estimate of human nature is in proportion to the best specimen of it we have witnessed.
Sir John Seeley


NO man securely doth command but he that hath learned readily to obey.
Thomas A Kempis


AN infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all the truly great men.
John Ruskin

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