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There is no place in my soul, no corner of my character, where God is not.

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.

One may have good eyes and yet see nothing.

Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.

Beautiful she is, sir! Lovely! Sometimes Luke a great tree in flower, sometimes like a white daffadowdilly, small and slender like. Hard as di'monds, soft as moonlight. Warm as sunlight, cold as frost in the stars. Proud and far-off as a snow-mountain, and as merry as any lass I ever saw with daisies in her hair in springtime.