"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. "
Informal recording of mental activity: Some of these thoughts reoccur in different forms and eventually coalesce into more formal writings, and some are more catharsis than exposition. (A.K.A. Extra Gravy)