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Woodrow Wilson :
A radical is one of whom people say "He goes too far." A conservative, on the other hand, is one who "doesn't go far enough." Then there is the reactionary, "one who doesn't go at all." All these terms are more or less objectionable, wherefore we have coined the term "progressive." I should say that a progressive is one who insists upon recognizing new facts as they present themselves—one who adjusts legislation to these new facts.
[Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, January 29, 1911, Kansas Society of New York, New York City.]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
I fear the popular notion of success stands in direct opposition in all points to the real and wholesome success. One adores public opinion, the other, private opinion; one, fame, the other, desert; one, feats, the other, humility; one, lucre, the other, love; one, monopoly, and the other, hospitality of mind.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Success," Society and Solitude (1870).]
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André Breton :
What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find.
[André Breton (1896-1966), French surrealist. Surrealism and Painting (1928).]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
One key, one solution to the mysteries of the human condition, one solution to the old knots of fate, freedom, and foreknowledge, exists, the propounding, namely, of the double consciousness. A man must ride alternately on the horses of his private and public nature, as the equestrians in the circus throw themselves nimbly from horse to horse, or plant one foot on the back of one, and the other foot on the back of the other.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).]
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James Baldwin :
An identity is questioned only when it is menaced, as when the mighty begin to fall, or when the wretched begin to rise, or when the stranger enters the gates, never, thereafter, to be a stranger.... Identity would seem to be the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self: in which case, it is best that the garment be loose, a little like the robes of the desert, through which one's nakedness can always be felt, and, sometimes, discerned. This trust in one's nakedness is all that gives one the power to change one's robes.
[James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. "The Devil Finds Work," sct. 2, The Price Of The Ticket (1972, repr. 1985).]
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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps :
... when one reflects on the books one never has written, and never may, though their schedules lie in the beautiful chirography which marks the inception of an unexpressed thought upon the pages of one's notebook, one is aware, of any given idea, that the chances are against its ever being offered to one's dearest readers.
[Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911), U.S. novelist and short story writer. Chapters from a Life, ch. 11 (1897).]
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F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley :
One said of suicide, "As long as one has brains one should not blow them out." And another answered, "But when one has ceased to have them, too often one cannot."
[F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 48 (1930).]
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R.D. (Ronald David) Laing :
True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
[R.D. (Ronald David) Laing (1927-1989), British psychiatrist. The Self and Others, ch. 10 (1961).]
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Harold Bloom :
The true use of Shakespeare or of Cervantes, of Homer or of Dante, of Chaucer or of Rabelais, is to augment one's own growing inner self.... The mind's dialogue with itself is not primarily a social reality. All that the Western Canon can bring one is the proper use of one's own solitude, that solitude whose final form is one's confrontation with one's own mortality.
[Harold Bloom (b. 1930), U.S. educator, author. The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages, p. 30, Harcourt Brace (1994).]
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Elizabeth Telfer :
Enjoyment and being pleased can ... be distinguished first of all by the scope of their objects, that which a man may be said to enjoy or to be pleased at, with or by. Thus one may be said to be pleased by almost any kind of thing: the result of the General Election, one's own success in keeping one's temper in trying circumstances, a new dress, the government's stand on pornography. On the other hand one can be said to enjoy only one's own activities and experiences: playing tennis, studying philosophy, sunbathing, being tickled.
[Elizabeth Telfer. Happiness, ch. 1, St. Martin's Press (1980).]
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