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Quote Left The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain. Quote Right
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Quote Left Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels. Quote Right
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Quote Left So that with much ado I was corrupted, and made to learn the dirty devices of this world. Which now I unlearn, and become, as it were, a ... Quote Right
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Quote Left To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness. Quote Right
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Quote Left Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others love to us. Quote Right
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Quote Left This moment exhibits infinite space, but there is a space also wherein all moments are infinitely exhibited, and the everlasting duration of infinite space is another region and room of joys. Quote Right
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Quote Left A native health and innocence Within my bones did grow,... Quote Right
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Quote Left I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is of the nobility of man's soul that he is insatiable: for he hath a benefactor so prone to give, that he delighteth in us for asking. Do not your inclinations tell you that the WORLD is yours? Do you not covet all? Do you not long to have it; to enjoy it; to overcome it? To what end do men gather riches, but to multiply more? Do they not like Pyrrhus the King of Epire, add house to house and lands to lands, that they may get it all? Quote Right
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Quote Left You never know yourself till you know more than your body. Quote Right
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