Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
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Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied.
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
The traveler that resolutely follows a rough and winding path will sooner reach the end of his journey than he that is always changing his direction, and wastes the hour of daylight in looking for smoother ground and shorter passages.
A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
When I hear the hypercritical quarreling about grammar and style, the position of the particles, etc., etc., stretching or contracting every speaker to certain rules of theirs. I see that they forget that the first requisite and rule is that expression shall be vital and natural, as much as the voice of a brute or an interjection: first of all, mother tongue; and last of all, artificial or father tongue. Essentially your truest poetic sentence is as free and lawless as a lamb’s bleat.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.