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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Ralph Waldo Emerson. (1803–1882) (continued)
 
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      Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
          Essays. First Series. History.
6275
      Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
          Essays. First Series. History.
6276
      A man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots, whose flower and fruitage is the world.
          Essays. First Series. History.
6277
      The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
          Essays. First Series. Self-Reliance.
6278
      Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist.
          Essays. First Series. Self-Reliance.
6279
      A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
          Essays. First Series. Self-Reliance.
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      To be great is to be misunderstood.
          Essays. First Series. Self-Reliance.
6281
      Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.
          Essays. First Series. Self-Reliance.
6282
      The man in the street does not know a star in the sky.
          Essays. First Series. Self-Reliance.
6283
      Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
          Essays. First Series. Self-Reliance.
6284
      Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
          Essays. First Series. Compensation.
6285
      It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself, as for a thing to be and not to be at the same time.
          Essays. First Series. Compensation.
6286
      Men are better than their theology.
          Essays. First Series. Compensation.
6287
      All mankind love a lover.
          Essays. First Series. Love.
6288
    A ruddy drop of manly blood
  The surging sea outweighs;
The world uncertain comes and goes,
  The lover rooted stays.
          Essays. First Series. Epigraph to Friendship.
 

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