Friday, March 5, 2010

A Few Favorite Quotes

"'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; 
in every book he finds passages which seem
confidences or asides hidden from all else and
unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books
is according to the sensibility of the reader; the
profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine,
until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart."
                                               Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is no duty we so much as underrate 
as the duty of being happy."
                                         Robert Louis Stevenson

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
                                         Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is short but there is always time for courtesy."
                                          Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The happiness of life is made up of minute
fractions--the little soon forgotten charities
of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment,
and the countless infinitesimals
of pleasurable and genial feeling."
                                              Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Happy the man, and happy he alone,
    He who can call today his own;
    He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have liv'd today."
                                       John Dryden


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