Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem. Every new relationship is a new word.
The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem.
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Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere.
The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds.
A big leather-bound volume makes an ideal razor strap. A thin book is useful to stick under a table with a broken caster to steady it. A large, flat atlas can be used to cover a window with a broken pane. And a thick, old-fashioned heavy book with a clasp is the finest thing in the world to throw at a noisy cat.
Nowadays the host does not admit you to his hearth, but has got the mason to build one for yourself somewhere in his alley, and hospitality is the art of keeping you at the greatest distance.