New arts destroy the old.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population. When it reaches its true law of action, every man that is born will be hailed as essential.
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
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The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
There are no conditions to which a person cannot grow accustomed, especially if he sees that everyone around him lives in the same way.
Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love.
Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need – a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.