Mark Twain: Truth and fiction

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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

Mark Twain

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Persecution and not…

 

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Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. –Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882).

 

 

Ambrose Bierce: Love

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Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage. –Ambrose Bierce, author and editor (1842-1914)

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Excess wisdom

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“The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Edgar Allan Poe: Nasal mob

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“The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. ”
Edgar Allan Poe

Mark Twain: Faith

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“Your faith is what you believe, not what you know. ”
—Mark Twain

Ralph Waldo Emerson: How and why

Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857

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—Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Better mousetrap

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Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Live now

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“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. ”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

George Eliot: Moral progress

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“My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.”

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist (1819-1880).