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(this should probably be in ongoing....) starting with my favorite

  • 'what i must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think. this rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meaness. it is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. it is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.' {emerson}
  • 'we are born believing. a man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples.' {emerson}
  • 'i have tried in my way to be free.' {cohen}
  • 'as you simplify your life, the laws of t...
jan 10 2008 ∞
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