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The tree in which the sap is stagnant remains fruitless.

Emers Ralph Waldo


Learning French is trivial: the word for horse is cheval, and everything else follows in the same way.

Emers Ralph Waldo


The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


There are no answers, only cross-references.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


... Our second completely true news item was sent to me by Mr. H. Boyce Connell Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in a law firm. One thing I like about the South is, folks there care about tradition. If somebody gets handed a name like "H.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


"Life is too important to take seriously."

Emerson Ralph Waldo


God instructs the heart, not by ideas, but by pains and contradictions.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have, and I think he's a dirty little beast.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


"I have just read your lousy review buried in the back pages. You sound like a frustrated old man who never made a success, an eight-ulcer man on a four-ulcer job, and all four ulcers working. I have never met you, but if I do you'll need a new nos

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Nothing, nothing, nothing, no error, no crime is so absolutely repugnant to God as everything which is official; and why? because the official is so impersonal and therefore the deepest insult which can be offered to a personality.

Emerson Ralph Waldo





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But if you wish at once to do nothing and to be respectable nowdays, the best pretext is to be at work on some profound study.
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