|"As concerns this question, our inspired
Founder instructs us that the fealty due from the Ultimate in connection
with and subjection to the intermediate and the inferential, these being
of necessity subordinate to the Auto-Isothermal, and limited subliminally
by this contact, which is in all cases sporadic and incandescent, those
that ascend to the Abode of the Blest are assimilated in thought and action
by the objective influence of the truth which sets us free, otherwise they
could not." .....It was just a snow-flurry on a warm day: every flake
was distinct and perfect, but they melted before you could grab enough to
make a ball out of them.
- "Three Thousand Years Among the Microbes"
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We have natural & justifiable distrust of talky men who make a sounding
& ostentatious pretense of saying a thing & yet dont say it after
all -- men who hide a mustard-seed of an idea in a kaleidoscope of words, so
that the more you turn the thing the more you cant quite capture that
elusive little idea, because it always takes refuge, just in time, behind a
new & bewitching rainbow-explosion of fine language ...
- letter to unidentified friend, written between 24 30 September 1876
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