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There is a hearty Puritanism in the view of human nature which pervades the... Video
There is a hearty Puritanism in the view of human nature which pervades the instrument of 1787 It is the work of men who believed in original sin, and were resolved to leave open for transgressors no door which they could possibly shut.
Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.
Human nature constitutes a part of the evidence in every case.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Huxley, Thomas H.
Yes, my works lose something in the original.
To put away one's own original thoughts in order to take up a book is a sin against the Holy Ghost.
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
The circumstance which gives authors an advantage above all these great masters, is this, that they can multiply their originals; or rather, can make copies of their works, to what number they please, which shall be as valuable as the originals themselves.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Mencken, H. L.
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