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In one form or another, conscious or unconscious, we have all become propagandists; integrity alone can keep us truthful.
We were not for underestimating magic — a life-conductor like the sap between the tree-stem and the bark. We know that it keeps dullness out of religion and poetry. It is probable that without it we might die.
I cannot think a civilization worth having that does not encourage and enable its subjects to spend something, not extorted by governments but freely given to keep wretchedness at least from the streets they walk through day by day.
To think to keep things as they are, is to let them move unpredictably, since nothing but death will still the beat of the heart or keep the universe from its perpetual motion.
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In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
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