Thus it was that when the Tao was lost, its attributes appeared; when its attributes were lost, benevolence appeared; when benevolence was lost, righteousness appeared; and when righteousness was lost, the proprieties appeared.
The ship was to serve two purposes: to learn about those people, to find if they could be communicated with; and if they could, then to make contact, with the hope of joining our two peoples in friendship and comity.
The congress places on record a heartfelt expression ofgratitude to Almighty God for the remarkable harmony andconcord which have characterized the meetings of the assembly,in which so many men and women of varied nations, creeds,tongues, and races have gathered in closest co-operation, andfor the conclusion of the labors of the congress; and expressesits firm and unshaken belief in the ultimate triumph of thecause of peace and of the principles advocated at thesemeetings.”
While Porthos and Mousqueton were breakfasting, with the appetites of convalescents and with that brotherly cordiality which unites men in misfortune, d’Artagnan related how Aramis, being wounded, was obliged to stop at Crevecoeur, how he had left Athos fighting at Amiens with four men who accused him of being a coiner, and how he, d’Artagnan, had been forced to run the Comtes de Wardes through the body in order to reach England.
We should never cheat and insult and banish one another by our meanness, if there were present the kernel of worth and friendliness.
Perhaps the goodwill which may be presupposed ought to be substituted for the result, but it is a fact that the layman presupposes much more knowledge, acuteness, and power in the criminalist than he really possesses.
Those who find themselves in harmony with the character of the company or who deliberately put themselves in tune, progress.
As regards our relations to our fellow men, forbearance is abstaining from retaliation or revenge; patience is keeping kindliness of heart under vexatious conduct; long-suffering is continued patience.
How shall he ever know well what he is and does as an officer of the government, or as a man, until he is obliged to consider whether he shall treat me, his neighbor, for whom he has respect, as a neighbor and well-disposed man, or as a maniac and disturber of the peace, and see if he can get over this obstruction to his neighborliness without a ruder and more impetuous thought or speech corresponding with his action?
It was sometimes hard to understand what held them together (if the often bitter debate in the letter-columns could be described as “togetherness”).