For man he seemsIn all his lineaments, though in his faceThe glimpses of his Fathers glory shine.
The power of Kings and Magistrates is nothing else, but what is only derivative, transferrd and committed to them in trust from the People, to the Common good of them all, in whom the power yet remaines fundamentally, and cannot be takn from them, without a violation of thir natural birthright.
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
No institution which does not continually test its ideals, techniques and measure of accomplishment can claim real vitality.
The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
To know that which before us lies in daily life, is the prime wisdom; what is more is fume, or emptiness, or fond impertinence, and renders us, in things that most concern, unpracticed and unprepared.
Topics: Wisdom, Knowledge
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