mixed nuts

People need someone to stir their compassion often, to make their tears flow, and to give their souls the supreme benefit of generous feelings; for through the wonderful compensation of nature they who give of themselves, grow; and they who withdraw into themselves, living for small pleasures and afraid to share them with others, thinking only of greedily satisfying their own appetites, will gradually change from a human into pure solitude, carrying in their hearts all the gray hair of winter time.

Source: “Wandering Teachers” published in La America, May 1894.