Eloquence is relative.—One can no more pronounce on the eloquence of any composition, than on the wholesomeness of a medicine without knowing for whom it is intended.
Persecution is not wrong because it is cruel, but cruel because it is wrong.
Every instance of a man’s suffering the penalty of the law, is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter from transgression.
The power of duly appreciating little things belongs to a great mind; a narrow-minded man has it not, for to him they are great things.
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