Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
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When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted, evidently an effrontery.
We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveler’s cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same.
That observation which is called knowledge of the world will be found much more frequently to make men cunning than good.
A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.
It is not given to us to peer into the mysteries of the future. Still, I avow my hope and faith, sure and inviolate, that in the days to come the British and American peoples will for their own safety and for the good of all walk together side by side in majesty, in justice, and in peace.
Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite.
Nothing is more disgusting than the crowing about liberty by slaves, as most men are, and the flippant mistaking for freedom of some paper preamble like a Declaration of Independence, or the statute right to vote, by those who have never dared to think or to act.