In vain we call old notions fudge, And bend our conscience to our dealing; The Ten Commandments will not budge, And stealing will continue stealing.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: Motto of the American Copyright League (written Nov. 20, 1885).
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Ez to my princerples, I glory In hevin' nothin' o' the sort.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. vii.
Puritanism, believing itself quick with the seed of religious liberty, laid, without knowing it, the egg of democracy.
Source: New England Two Centuries ago.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
Nature fits all her children with something to do.
Source: A Fable for Critics.
From lower to the higher next, Not to the top, is Nature's text; And embryo Good, to reach full stature, Absorbs the Evil in its nature.
Source: Festina Lente. Moral.
Be noble, and the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.
Be noble! and the nobleness that lies In other men, sleeping but never dead, Will rise in majesty to meet thine own.
Source: Sonnet iv.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
One day with life and heart Is more than time enough to find a world.
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