There is always room for a person of force and they make room for many.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What is the imagination? Only an arm or weapon of the interior energy; only the precursor of the reason.
Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
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It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.
It is sound judgment to put on a bold face and play your hand for a hundred times what it is worth; forty-nine times out of fifty nobody dares to call it, and you roll in the chips.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.
It was prettily devised of Aesop, The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise!
Our tastes greatly alter. The lad does not care for the child’s rattle, and the old man does not care for the young man’s whore.
There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.