HE’S true to God who’s true to man; wherever wrong is done
To the humblest and the meekest, ’neath the all beholding sun,
That wrong is also done us; and they are slaves most base
Whose love of right is for themselves and not for all their race.
James Russell Lowell
IT is doubtless a sublime courage which rises up with concentrated force and rushes upon death rather than take the liar’s and the traitor’s safety; but I know not whether, in the Heart- searcher’s measures, there would be a less fidelity in the stainless and strenuous administrations of the lot at once most envied and most steeped in temptation; in the refusal of ease, the command of passion, the continuance of modest sincerity, the devotion to duty, the hidden truth of affection to man and God, which have sometimes kept the summits of society pure and bright.
A HEALTHY soul stands united with the Just and the True, as the magnet arranges itself with the pole, so that he stands to all beholders like a transparent object betwixt them and the sun, and whoso journeys towards the sun, journeys towards that person. He is thus the medium of the highest influence to all who are not on the same level. Thus men of character are the conscience of the society to which they belong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson