We are ashamed of our thoughts and often see them brought forth by others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.
The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it.
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Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.
No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.