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The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity.
God said, I am tired of kings, I suffer them no more;
Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you
Whatever is old corrupts, and the past turns to snakes.
He who would be a great soul in the future, must be a great soul now.
All the mistakes I make arise from forsaking my own station and
Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His
My life is for itself and not for a spectacle.
A Frenchman may possibly be clean; an Englishman is conscientiously clean.
I’m happier. I guess I made up my mind to be that way.
Take the place and attitude to which you see your unquestionable right,
General ideas are essences. They are our Gods: they round and ennoble
For he that feeds men serveth few; He serves all who dares be true.
Listening to your tape, I was reminded of this poem. It has
Writing is easy. Just sit down and open a vein.
Days decrease, / And autumn grows, autumn in everything.
The teeth that stink together are the ones to bite the meat.
The Body of B. Franklin, Printer Like the Cover of an old
Let the meek have the kingdom of heaven. The strong shall rule on earth.
I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of
The smile that flickers on a baby’s lips when he sleeps-