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The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power. The prize of the general is not a bigger tent, but command.
The preacher's garment is cut according to the pattern of that of the hearers, for the most part.
Everywhere the basis of principle is tradition.
It is a very curious fact that, with all our boasted "free and equal" superiority over the communities of the Old World, our people [Americans] have the most enormous appetite for Old World titles of distinction.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
The great end of being is to harmonize man with the order of things, and the church has been a good pitch-pipe, and may be so still.
It is well that the stately synagogue should lift its walls by the side of the aspiring cathedral, a perpetual reminder that there are many mansions in Father's earthly house as well as in the heavenly ones.
What if one does say the same things,-of course in a little different form each time,-over and over? If he has anything to say worth saying, that is just what he ought to do.
The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
We don't know each other's secrets quite so well as we flatter ourselves we do. We don't always know our own secrets as well as we might.
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To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
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