Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way, as a race; through a sense of justice, charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation.
History is the science of things which are not repeated.
It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.
In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.
Foreign languages are another favourite topic, and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts.
Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville.
Of the things which nourish the imagination, humour is one of the most needful, and it is dangerous to limit or destroy it.