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He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.

Emers Ralph Waldo


Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Emers Ralph Waldo


All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to

Emerson Ralph Waldo


We're only in it for the volume.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


A hundred years from now it is very likely that [of Twain's works] "The Jumping Frog" alone will be remembered.

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


Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


It is necessary for the welfare of society that genius should be privileged to utter sedition, to blaspheme, to outrage good taste, to corrupt the youthful mind, and generally to scandalize one's uncles.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


I have just enough white in me to make my honesty questionable.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


A snake lurks in the grass.

Emerson Ralph Waldo


It follows that any commander in chief who undertakes to carry out a plan which he considers defective is at fault; he must put forth his reasons, insist of the plan being changed, and finally tender his resignation rather than be the instrument of h

Emerson Ralph Waldo


Like, if I'm not for me, then fer shure, like who will be? And if, y'know, if I'm not like fer anyone else, then hey, I mean, what am I? And if not now, like I dunno, maybe like when? And if not Who, then I dunno, maybe like the Rolling Stones?

Emerson Ralph Waldo





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