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  • #243
    George Eliot
    “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”
    George Eliot

  • #244
    T.S. Eliot
    “This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #245
    T.S. Eliot
    “Uncorsetted, her friendly bust
    Gives promise of pneumatic bliss.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #246
    H. Havelock Ellis
    “All civilisation has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.”
    H. Havelock Ellis

  • #247
    Harlan Ellison
    “I was the green monkey, the pariah. And I had no friends. Not just a few friends, or one good friend, or grudging acceptance by other misfits and outcasts. I was alone. All stinking alone, without even an imaginary playmate.”
    Harlan Ellison

  • #248
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #249
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

  • #250
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A man's library is a sort of harem.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #251
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series

  • #252
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Every calamity is a spur and a valuable hint.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #253
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #254
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #255
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #256
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life: A Philosophical Reading

  • #257
    “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
    Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
    Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
    Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
    Who has left the world better than he found it,
    Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
    Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
    Whose life was an inspiration;
    Whose memory a benediction.”
    Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

  • #258
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #259
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #260
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #261
    Heinrich Heine
    “Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”
    Heinrich Heine

  • #262
    Friedrich Engels
    “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”
    Friedrich Engels

  • #263
    Epictetus
    “Only the educated are free.”
    Epictetus

  • #264
    Epictetus
    “Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to.”
    Epictetus

  • #265
    Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Erasmus

  • #266
    “When politicians and civil servants hear the word culture they feel for their blue pencils.”
    Lionel Esher

  • #267
    “If youth but knew; if age but could.”
    Henri Estienne

  • #268
    “Americans are rather like bad Bulgarian wine; the don't travel well.”
    Bernard Falk

  • #270
    William Faulkner
    “Everything in Los Angeles is too large, too loud and usually banal in concept… The plastic asshole of the world.”
    William Faulkner

  • #271
    William Faulkner
    “Henry James was one of the nicest old ladies I ever met.”
    William Faulkner

  • #272
    “I won't eat anything that has intelligent life, but I'd gladly eat a network executive or a politician.”
    Marty Feldman

  • #273
    Edna Ferber
    “Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.”
    Edna Ferber



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