As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem. Every new relationship is a new word.
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It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labors long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also.
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching Man to regard himself as an experiment in the realization of God, to regard his hands as God’s hand, his brain as God’s brain, his purpose as God’s purpose. He must regard God as a helpless Longing, which longed him into existence by its desperate need for an executive organ.
There is no chance, and no anarchy, in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.