Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment.
Then beauty is its own excuse for being.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be...
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to...
Art is the path of the creator to his work
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will...
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for...
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he...
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain,...
The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze
This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance...
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's...
Poverty breeds lack of self-reliance