But who can say what's best? That's why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.
I regret exceedingly that the disputes between the protestants and roman catholics should be carried to the serious alarming height mentioned in your letters. religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause; and i was not without hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy of the present age would have put an effectual stop to contentions of this kind.
Do i dazzle you?" i voiced my curiosity impulsively, and then the words were out, and it was too late to recall them. but before i had time to too deeply regret speaking the words aloud, she answered "frequently." and her cheeks took on a faint pink glow. i dazzled her. my silent heart swelled with a hope more intense than i could ever remember having felt before.
When white men first effect contact with some unspoilt race of savages, they offer them all kinds of benefits, from the light of the gospel to pumpkin pie. These, however, much as we may regret it, most savages receive with indifference. What they really value among the gifts that we bring to them is intoxicating liquor which enables them, for the first time in their lives, to have the illusion for a few brief moments that it is better to be alive than dead.