Truth is the summit of being justice is the application of it to affairs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
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One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is translatable – any real insight or broad human sentiment.
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
The advantage of doing one’s praising to oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
He does not care for flowers. Calls them rubbish, and cannot tell one from another, and thinks it is superior to feel like that.