One does not expect to be comfortable in prison. As a matter of fact, one’s mental suffering is so much greater than any common physical distress that the latter is almost forgotten.
To this congress the poet speaks not of peculiar and personal things, but of what in himself is most common, most anonymous, most fundamental, most true of all men.
I’d fully taken the road many people start on, but most abandon: common sense had given me a miss, and I’d become an artist.
The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country! Common sense wins out. I’m just so thrilled and excited. The sale of guns must stop. Halfway measures are not enough.
Man’s nature, originally good and common to all, should develop unhampered.
Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind.
‘Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.
Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
In morals, theosophy builds its teachings on the unity, seeing in each form the expression of a common life, and therefore the fact that what injures one injures all. To do evil i.e., to throw poison into the life-blood of humanity, is a crime against the unity.
Modern theory is about objects lower than man; even stars, being common things, are lower than man.