If a man sits down to think, he is immediately asked if has a headache.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The death of a dear friend, wife, brother, lover, which seemed nothing but privation, somewhat later assumes the aspect of a guide or genius; for it commonly operates revolutions in our way of life, terminates an epoch of infancy or of youth which was waiting to be closed, breaks up a wonted occupation, or a household, or style of living, and allows the formation of new ones more friendly to the growth of character.
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The seven deadly sins… food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man’s neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
We never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead – and not then until we have been dead years and years. People ought to start dead and then they would be honest so much earlier.
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.