Ralph Waldo Emerson
A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.
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You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.
We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression.
Skill to do comes of doing.
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
We become what we think about all day long.
Wit makes its own welcome and levels all distinctions.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Making recess appointments when the Senate isn't in recess is neither rational nor moderate. It's a raw misuse of executive power by a president whose love of government is his most vulnerable spot with the electorate.
It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
I've only ever wanted to be a singer I never wanted to be famous.
What Churchill described as the twin marauders of war and tyranny have been almost entirely banished from our continent. Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean.