That which they call a holy office is not so much as brave and manly. Be it known unto you that henceforward I obey no law less than the eternal law. You take the way from man, not to man. Every man discerns between the voluntary acts of his mind and his involuntary perceptions. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutral, godlike independence!
Most men gamble with her, and gain all, and lose all, as her wheel rolls. The solstice he does not observe; the equinox he knows as little; and the whole bright calendar of the year is without a dial in his mind.
He measures you and all men and all events. Our housekeeping is mendicantour arts, our occupation, our marriages, our religion we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. You are constrained to accept his standard.
He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. The joyful loyalty with which men have everywhere suffered the king, the noble, or the great proprietor to walk among them by a law of his own, make his own scale of men and things, and reverse theirs, pay for benefits not with money but with honor, and represent the Law in his person, was the hieroglyphic by which they obscurely signified their consciousness of their own right and comeliness, the right of every man.
Speak thou, speak any man with us, and we will obey. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady.
That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. In Thebes, in Palmyra, his will and mind have become old and dilapidated as they. Yet see what strong intellects dare not yet hear God himself unless he speak the phraseology of I know not what David, or Jeremiah, or Paul.
There is not time to it. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hands of the harlot, and flee.
It is not without pre-established harmony, this sculpture in the memory. Their every truth is not quite true. For him all doors are flung wide. High be his heart, faithful his will, clear his sight, that he may in good earnest be doctrine, society, law, to himself, that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others.
Who has more soul than I masters me, though he should not raise his finger.
I do this not selfishly but humbly and truly. What pretty oracles nature yields us on this text in the face and behavior of children, babes, and even brutes.
If I know your sect I anticipate your argument.
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