When I was praised I lost my time, for instantly I turned around to look at the work I had thought slightly of, and that day I made nothing new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Money is the representative of a certain quantity of corn or other commodity. It is so much warmth, so much bread.
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It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance, you will not easily arrive at better. If they know what is good, and require it. you will aspire and burn until you achieve it. But from time to time, in history, men are born a whole age too soon.
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.