The east and the west are mine, the north and the south are mine. All seems beautiful to me.
— Walt Whitman
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
- Edmund Burke
"It is not length of life, but depth of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Thought breeds thought." ~ Henry David Thoreau
EDIT: re: the bends