Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts or to empire that it is destructive of both as all their history shows for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds.

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If a thing loves it is infinite.

If a thing loves it is infinite.

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings

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