Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The results of life are uncalculated and uncalculable. The years teach much which the days never know. The persons who compose our company, converse, and come and go, and design and execute many things, and somewhat comes of it all, but an unlooked for result. The individual is always mistaken. He designed many things, and drew in other persons as coadjutors, quarrelled with some or all, blundered much, and something is done; all are a little advanced, but the individual is always mistaken. It turns out somewhat new, and very unlike what he promised himself.
If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
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If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sun beams and you will always look lovely!
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like that of a slight bow or cursory salutation — a proof of unwillingness to do much, even where there is a necessity of doing something.
If a madman were to come into this room with a stick in his hand, no doubt we should pity the state of his mind; but our primary consideration would be to take care of ourselves. We should knock him down first, and pity him afterwards.