We are reformers in the spring and summer, but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning, and conservers at night.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss.
In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.
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If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
I talk democracy to these men and women. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory. I say to them You are supreme: exercise your power. They say, That’s right: tell us what to do; and I tell them. I say Exercise our vote intelligently by voting for me. And they do. That’s democracy; and a splendid thing it is too for putting the right men in the right place.
Although the road is never ending, take a step and keep walking, do not look fearfully into the distance…on the path let the heart be your guide for the body is hesitant and full of fear.
What is the imagination? Only an arm or weapon of the interior energy; only the precursor of the reason.
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.