You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
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Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
Here undoubtedly lies the chief poetic energy: -in the force of imagination that pierces or exalts the solid fact, instead of floating among cloud-pictures.
The only way for a woman to provide for herself decently is for her to be good to some man that can afford to be good to her.
There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.
The betrothed and accepted lover has lost the wildest charms of his maiden by her acceptance. She was heaven while he pursued her, but she cannot be heaven if she stoops to one such as he!
A man cannot free himself by any self-denying ordinances, neither by water nor potatoes, nor by violent possibilities, by refusing to swear, refusing to pay taxes, by going to jail, or by taking another man’s crops or squatting on his land. By none of these ways can he free himself; no, nor by paying his debts with money; only by obedience to his own genius.
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original are not good.