So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendencies and gloomy insanities in which fine intellects sometimes lose themselves. A rogue alive to the ludicrous is still convertible. If that sense is lost, his fellow-men can do little for him.
The two parties which divide the state, the party of Conservatism and that of Innovation, are very old, and have disputed the possession of the world ever since it was made.
You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.
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When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
The human race was always interesting and we know by its past that it will always continue so, monotonously.
Have good trust in yourself … not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.