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A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Emerson


I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something.

Emerson


Never laugh at live dragons.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


I always wake up at the crack of ice.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The bone-chilling scream split the warm summer night in two, the first half being before the scream when it was fairly balmy and calm and pleasant, the second half still balmy and quite pleasant for those who hadn't heard the scream at all, but not c

Emerson Ralph Waldo


There are people who find it odd to eat four or five Chinese meals in a row; in China, I often remind them, there are a billion or so people who find nothing odd about it.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Language is a virus from another planet.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Of all possible committee reactions to any given agenda item, the reaction that will occur is the one which will liberate the greatest amount of hot air.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Emerson Ralph Waldo


If a jury in a criminal trial stays out for more than twenty-four hours, it is certain to vote acquittal, save in those instances where it votes guilty.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


You don't move to Edina, you achieve Edina.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The smallest worm will turn being trodden on.

Fosdick Harry Emerson





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