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Civil Disobedience

The Dial

"The Laws of Menu," The Dial 3.3 (Jan. 1843, 331)

"Let not a sensible teacher tell what he is not asked, nor what he is asked improperly; but let him, however intelligent, act in the multitude as if he were dumb."

"Ethnical Scriptures: Sayings of Confucius" The Dial 3.4 (April 1843, 493)

Chee says, if in the morning I hear about the right way, and in the evening die, I can be happy.

"Ethnical Scriptures: Chinese Four Books," The Dial 4.2 (Oct. 1843, 205)

He who employs his whole mind, will know his nature. He who knows his nature, knows heaven.

"A Winter Walk," The Dial 4.2 (Oct. 1843)

The wonderful purity of nature at this season is a most pleasing fact. Every decayed stump and moss-grown stone and rail, and the dead leaves of autumn, are concealed by a clean napkin of snow. In the bare fields and tinkling woods, see what virtue survives. In the coldest and bleakest places, the warmest charities still maintain a foothold. A cold and searching wind drives away all contagion, and nothing can withstand it but what has a virtue in it, and accordingly, whatever we meet with in cold and bleak places, as the tops of mountains, we respect for a sort of sturdy innocence, a Puritan toughness.