All rising to a great place is by a winding stair

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Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not and a sense of humor to console him for

Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

A man cannot speak to his son but as a father to his wife but as a husband to his enemy but upon te

A man cannot speak to his son but as a father, to his wife but as a husband, to his enemy but upon terms, whereas a friend may speak as the case requires, and not as it sorteth with the person.

Certainly it is a heaven upon earth to have a man's mind to move in charity rest in providence and

Certainly it is a heaven upon earth to have a man's mind to move in charity, rest in providence and turn upon the poles of truth.

A just fear of an imminent danger though there be no blow given is a lawful cause of war

A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war

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    I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.

    I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.

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