The Atlantic Monthly, 138

Atlantic Monthly Company, 1926

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˹ 369 - A being darkly wise and rudely great; Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled The glory, jest, and riddle of the world. That
˹ 233 - ith malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and
˹ 489 - This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors.
˹ 11 - To prove that Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to depreciate the value of freedom itself; and we never seem to gain a paltry advantage over them in debate, without attacking some of those principles, or deriding some of those feelings, for which our ancestors have shed their blood.
˹ 5 - to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
˹ 232 - In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we will have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us, therefore, study the incidents of this as philosophy to learn wisdom from, and none of them as wrongs to be revenged.
˹ 507 - It was so in the first battle of Armageddon, described so vividly by Deborah, the prophetess: 'The kings came and fought; then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo.' There was no lack of martial ardor. 'Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field. . . . The
˹ 158 - the Preacher:' Because sentence? against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
˹ 5 - The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the action of any of their number, is self-protection.
˹ 689 - If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how