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Leaves of Grass
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  • …man, Not in him but off from him things are grotesque, eccentric, fail of their full returns, Nothing out of its place is good, nothing in its place is bad, He bestows on every object or quality its fit proportion, neither more nor less, He is the arbiter of the diverse, he is the key, He is the equalizer of his age and land, He supplies what wants supplying, he checks what wants checking, In peace out of him speaks the spirit of peace, large, rich, thrifty, building populous towns,…

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  • She was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion.
  • every man is the arbiter of his own virtues
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury

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