The thing for someone just starting off [in writing] is to write. You need to have limber fingers, whether you write with your fingers or you type on your laptop, but you need to have a limber mind and you need to be able to write without judging what you've written, at least right away, and without editing right away.
Instead of leading to the high places of happiness, from which the world would seem to lie below one, so that one could look down with a sense of exaltation and advantage, and judge and choose and pity, it led rather downward and earthward, into realms of restriction and depression, where the sound of other lives, easier and freer, was heard as from above, and served to deepen the feeling of failure.
The foregoing history may not be precisely accurate in every particular; but i am sure it is sufficiently so, for all the uses i shall attempt to make of it, and in it, we have before us,the chief material enabling us to correctly judge whether the repeal of the missouri compromise is right or wrong.
The scientific theorist is not to be envied. For nature, or more precisely experiment, is an exorable and not very friendly judge of his work. It never says "yes" to a theory. In the most favorable cases it says "maybe," and in the great majority of cases simply "no." if an experiment agrees with a theory it means for the latter "maybe," and if it does not agree it means "no." probably every theory will some day experience its "no" - most theories, soon after conception.
There must be no division by class hatred, whether this hatred be that of creed against creed, nationality against nationality, section against section, or men of one social or industrial condition against men of another social and industrial condition. we must ever judge each individual on his own conduct and merits, and not on his membership in any class, whether that class be based on theological, social, or industrial considerations.