Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
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I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.
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To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Lilac anemone, paper petals, turning tentatively to face a pale sun opening to reveal a lightness of being, a flash of gold, a fresh resilience, contented silence, the dawn of a new day.
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.