Disputed edit What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within. But I foresee, that, if my wants should be much increased, the labor required to supply them would become a drudgery.
The unconsciousness of man is the consciousness of God. Friday edit As if our birth had at first sundered things, and we had been thrust up through into nature like a wedge, and not till the wound heals and the scar disappears, do we begin to discover where we are, and that nature. What man believes, God believes. So far I am successful. Merely to come into the world the heir of a fortune is not to be born, but to be still-born, rather. Man flows at once to God when the channel of purity is open. I know that the mass of my quarterly essay australia countrymen think that the only righteous use that can be made of Sharp's rifles and revolvers is to fight duels with them, when we are insulted by other nations, or to hunt Indians, or shoot fugitive slaves with. For one may be physically awake, even alert, while the soul still slumbers.
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