What is the imagination? Only an arm or weapon of the interior energy; only the precursor of the reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances. He plies the slow, unhonored, and unpaid task of observation. He is the world’s eye.
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There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
This body of mine is my teacher. This heart of mine, my guide. My dear head struggles to make sense of it all whilst my hands gently remind me to trust and let go.
Seek not to be Rich, but Happy. The one lies in Bags, the other in Content: which Wealth can never give.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.