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A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.

Emerson


America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?

Emerson


Marijuana will be legal some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become congressmen and legalize it in order to protect themselves.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


To lead people, you must follow behind.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Believe everything you hear about the world; nothing is too impossibly bad.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


You're all clear now, kid. Now blow this thing so we can all go home.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


I wish a robot would get elected president. That way, when he came to town, we could all take a shot at him and not feel too bad.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


... indifference is a militant thing ... when it goes away it leaves smoking ruins, where lie citizens bayonetted through the throat. It is not a children's pastime like mere highway robbery.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


I have defined the hundred per cent American as ninety-nine per cent an idiot.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


... but as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witch

Emerson Ralph Waldo


There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.

Fosdick Harry Emerson





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