Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
George Bernard Shaw
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The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
There is nothing that can be changed more completely than human nature when the job is taken in hand early enough.
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The Jews generally give value. They make you pay; but they deliver the goods. In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.
Mr. Emerson visited Thoreau at the jail, and the meeting between the two philosophers must have been interesting and somewhat dramatic. The account of the meeting was told me by Miss Maria Thoreau Henry Thoreaus auntHenry, why are you here? Waldo, why are you not here?