Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
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The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well? You may say the wisest thing you can, old man, you who have lived seventy years, not without honor of a kind, I hear an irresistible voice which invites me away from all that.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
Its proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.
The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
One little bird not larger than a sparrow, it may have been a Phalarope, would alight on the turbulent surface where the breakers were five or six feet high, and float buoyantly there like a duck, cunningly taking to its wings and lifting itself a few feet through the air over the foaming crest of each breaker, but sometimes outriding safely a considerable billow which hid it some seconds, when its instinct told it that it would not break. It was a little creature thus to sport with the ocean, but it was as perfect a success in its way as the breakers in theirs.