Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate experiences, so medicinal, so stringent, so revolutionary, so authoritative.
Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.
The power which resides in man is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.
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I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek; they do not remain humble and meek long when they are exalted.
The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization. Money is the most important thing in the world. It represents health, strength, honor, generosity and beauty. Not the least of its virtues is that it destroys base people as certainly as it fortifies and dignifies noble people.
I would advise you Sir, to study algebra, if you are not already an adept in it: your head would be less muddy, and you will leave off tormenting your neighbors about paper and packthread, while we all live together in a world that is bursting with sin and sorrow.
If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner.
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.