Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plain living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.
As a rule, the mind, residing in a body that has become weakened by pampering, is also weak, and where there is no strength of mind there can be no strength of soul.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
Suffering cheerfully endured, ceases to be suffering and is transmuted into an ineffable joy.
I am a Puritan myself, but I am catholic toward others.
I would rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God’s creation, woman, the object of our lust.
No sacrifice is worth the name unless it is a joy. Sacrifice and a long face go ill together. Sacrifice is “making sacred”. He must be a poor specimen of humanity who is in need of sympathy for his sacrifice.
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