December 29

THERE’S not a crime
But takes its proper change out still in crime.
If once rung on the counters of the world:
Let sinners look to it.
Elizabeth B. Browning

YOU cannot do wrong without suffering wrong. “No man had ever a point of pride that was not injurious to him,” said Burke. The exclusive in fashionable life does not see that he excludes himself from enjoyment, in the attempt to appropriate it. The exclusionist in religion does not see that he shuts the door of heaven on himself, in striving to shut out others. Treat men as pawns and ninepins, and you shall suffer as well as they. If you leave out their heart, you shall lose your own.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

SAY what men will of the heartlessness of Trade, it is nothing compared with the heartlessness of Fashion. Say what they will of the atheism of Science, it is nothing to the atheism of that round of Pleasure in which many a heart lives: dead while it lives.
Frederick W. Robertson