Politics….did I write this before?

“Indeed, such is the mania for political honors and political office, that more seem  to desire the honor of an office than to be an honor to the office…As Wesley said of good music, so  way we of good talents.  The devil, said the reformer, shall not have all the good tunes; and we add, nor the law, nor politics, nor the stage, all the good talents.”

These were some comments I read which were spoken by Alexander Campbell to the members of the Union Literary Society of Miami University in Ohio in 1844.  And then I wrote, “the gift of language and the written word is very precious to me.  What a mystery that emotions can be put into material form of paper and black marks and retrieved again into my heart and mind 3,000, 2,000, or 150 years later!


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