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"We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."

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"Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken."

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"Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."

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"A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world."

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"Great necessities call out great virtues."

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"Great necessities call forth great leaders."

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"I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life....Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe."

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"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."

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"We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."

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"It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed ... The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."

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"I acknowledge myself a unitarian"

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"...remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation."

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"... whilst you are proclaiming peace and good will to men, Emancipating all Nations, you insist upon retaining absolute power over wives. But ..."

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"I wish most sincerely there was not a slave in this province. It always appeared a most iniquitous scheme to me—to fight ourselves for what ..."

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