We must leave our pets at home, when we go into the street, and meet men on broad grounds of good meaning and good sense.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).
Anyone who has daily dodged the yelping dogs that clog the streets and elevators of New York City will welcome Emerson's remark on the matter.)
Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
(James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to Jefferson, May 13, 1798. W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 17, p. 130, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).)
Mr. FitzgeraldI believe that is how he spells his nameseems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.
(Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948), U.S. writer. quoted in Nancy Milford, Zelda, pt. 2, ch. 7 (1970). "The Beautiful and the Damned," Tribune (New York, April 2, 1922).
review of F. Scott Fitzgerald. "On one page," she elaborated, "I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage.")