HE prayeth best who leaves unguessed
The mystery of another’s breast;
Why cheeks are pale, why eyes o’erflow,
Or heads are white thou needst not know;
Enough to note by every sign
That every heart hath needs like thine.
John G. Whittier
GOD save us from the bitterness and scorn of the cynical spirit; by giving us the faith of the godly in the secret springs of good! For him, in his intercourse with men, the presumption is always on the side of simplicity and rectitude; he does not believe in knavery till his keen search has been pushed through all the title-deeds of good repute; he recognizes a provisional claim in humanity itself, and allows his respect to enter into possession, until some fatal flaw compels its retreat.
NO man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another. This I perceive in myself; for I am in the dark to all the world, and my nearest friends behold me but in a cloud.
Sir Thomas Browne