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So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The…
The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near…
We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result…
We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared.
The bad poet is a toady mimicking nature.
The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists.
Every decision you make is a mistake.
Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits…
Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.
The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.
A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors.
To write is a humiliation.
Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the great peoples of the earth.
Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.
It takes a long time to understand nothing.
Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney…
Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
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