The greatest genius is the most indebted person.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.
Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
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We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself.
I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious – except he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the dear deceit of beauty.
We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.