To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There is this to be said in favor of drinking, that it takes the drunkard first out of society, then out of the world.
It is long ere we discover how rich we are. Our history, we are sure, is quite tame: we have nothing to write, nothing to infer. But our wiser years still run back to the despised recollections of childhood, and always we are fishing up some wonderful article out of that pond; until, by and by, we begin to suspect that the biography of the one foolish person we know is, in reality, nothing less than the miniature paraphrase of the hundred volumes of the Universal History.
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Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now.
His honest, patronizing pride in the good-will and respect of everybody about him was a safeguard even against foolish romance, still more against a lower kind of folly.
The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered but a general effect of pleasing impression.
The key to every man is his thought. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.