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You may live a long while with some people and be on friendly terms with them and never speak openly with them from your soul.
He was the soul of politeness to everyone — to some with a hint of aversion, to others with a hint of respect.
Oh, gentle feelings, soft sounds, the goodness and the gradual stilling of a soul that has been moved; the melting happiness of the first tender, touching joys of love- where are you?
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It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause that you (a) become really committed to winning, and (b) become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom.
November 9, 1818
September 3, 1883
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