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There's such a thing as too much point on a pencil.

Emerson


The most disagreeable thing that your worst enemy says to your face does not approach what your best friends say behind your back.

Emerson


Government [is] an illusion the governed should not encourage.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes. I hope they do get 'em lowered down enough so people can afford to pay 'em.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


What we need in this country, instead of Daylight Savings Time, which nobody really understands anyway, is a new concept called Weekday Morning Time, whereby at 7 a.m. every weekday we go into a space-launch-style "hold" for two to three hours, durin

Emerson Ralph Waldo


You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Then there's the story of the man who avoided reality for 70 years with drugs, sex, alcohol, fantasy, TV, movies, records, a hobby, lots of sleep... And on his 80th birthday died without ever having faced any of his real problems. The man's young

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The human instinct to censor thrives, as it always will, living in irrepressible conflict with the human instinct to speak. Outrage, self-righteousness, and paranoia feed the maw of censorship. Squelching speech, however, never reduces society's net

Emerson Ralph Waldo


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Better late than never.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and y

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Very few blacks will take up golf until the requirement for plaid pants is dropped.

Fosdick Harry Emerson





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