Euripides: Authority

Euripides

 

“Authority is never without hate. ”
—Euripides.

 

 

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Excess wisdom

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo credit: Books18)

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

Thomas Paine: Harder the conflict

Thomas Paine, Engraving

Thomas Paine, Engraving (Photo credit: Marion Doss)

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
Thomas Paine.

Better mousetrap

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