Life like an incarnation in its struggle with uncomprehending, prosaic ordinaries, the eternal conflict between the ideal and the real.
You have a soul of your own, and the privilege of freewill, whoever you be, as well the proudest he hat struts in a gaudy outside : You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne. You have liberty of property, which set you above favour or affection, and may therefore freely like or dislike his history, according to your humour.
You are a man of future
House of Wisdom, 6 January 2017