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"Like good looks and money, quickness passed her by."

Alice Walker

"You have eyes but you see not."

Langston Hughes

"Parting is all we know of heaven,

And all we need of hell."

Emily Dickinson

"I have it in me so much nearer home

To scare myself with my own desert places."

Robert Frost

poetry "makes you remember what you didn't know you knew."

Robert Frost

"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"They measure their esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To be great is to be misunderstood."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Insist in yourself; never imitate."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men,-- that is genius."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."

Henry David Thoreau

"Our life is frittered away by detail."

Henry David Thoreau

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is."

Henry David Thoreau

"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I would fain have been loved, not feared."

Beatrice from "Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison."

Henry David Thoreau

"And in the end, it is not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

Abraham Lincoln

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own."

Benjamin Disraeli

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."

John Ruskin

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."

Marie Cuire

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

Theodore Roosevelt

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."

Albert Einstein

"Our greatest glory is not in ever failing, but in rising every time we fall."


"Let him that would move the world first move himself."


"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened fo us."

Alexander Graham Bell

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