There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear; and there is damnation in the things that wicked men love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the elements of disease, and bring new elements of health. And where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.
As grass and fire cannot coexist in one place, so legality and mercy cannot abide in one soul.
For evil news rides post, while good news baits.
Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, "I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction".
Besides, you know Prosperity's the very bond of love, Whose fresh complexion and whose heart together Affliction alters. The Winter's Tale (Camillo at IV, iv)
So, of his gentleness, Knowing I loved my books, he furnished me from mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.