Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
It's easy to convince men to love you, Puck. All you have to do is be a mountain they have to climb or a poem they don't understand. Something that makes them feel strong or clever. It's why they love the ocean.
This quote suggests that it is simple to make men develop feelings of love towards someone. The speaker uses metaphors such as being a mountain that needs to be conquered or a complex poem that they cannot comprehend, indicating that men are attracted to challenges or things that boost their ego. It also implies that men love the vastness and unpredictability of the ocean because it makes them feel powerful. Ultimately, the quote implies that by embodying qualities that make men feel confident or accomplished, one can easily capture their affection.
The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism.... It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.