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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
The element running through entire nature, which we popularly call Fate, is known to us as limitation. Whatever limits us, we call Fate.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).]
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Abraham Lincoln :
A majority, held in restraint by constitutional checks, and limitations, and always changing easily, with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people.
[Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. first inaugural address, Mar. 4, 1861. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 4, p. 268, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).]
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Robert Frost :
Stays more popular Than populous.
[Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "[But Outer Space . . . ]...."]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
The world of men show like a comedy without laughter: populations, interests, government, history; 't is all toy figures in a toy house.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).]
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Henry David Thoreau :
It is for want of a man that there are so many men. It is individuals that populate the world.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Life Without Principle" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 473, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Edgar Allan Poe :
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
[Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845), U.S. poet, critic, short-story writer. repr. In Essays and Reviews (1984). "Marginalia," Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond, Va., April 1849).]
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Gertrude Stein :
Do not forget birthdays. This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population.
[Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1924). "A Birthday Book," Alphabets and Birthdays, Yale University Press (1957).]
Thomas Campbell :
The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind, and a disgrace to our theatrical history.
[Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), Scottish poet. Life of Mrs. Siddons, ch. 18 (1834). Campell referred to the child actor "Master Betty," William Henry West Betty (1791-1874), who had been taken up by the fashionable world, playing the roles of Romeo and Hamlet at the age of twelve, as well as that of Richard III. The craze lasted two years, to the despair of many, including journalist and poet Leigh Hunt. Hunt was eventually able to write in a contemporary newspaper: "The charm of novelty has at length broken ... and the town is just now somewhat in the position of the husband who, after passing the honeymoon with a beautiful but childish woman, finds his reason once more returning and is content to sit down and ask why he has been pleased."]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Listen what the poplar-tree And murmuring waters counselled me.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "To Rhea," Poems (1847).]
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Daniel Defoe :
Alas the Church of England! What with Popery on one hand, and schismatics on the other, how has she been crucified between two thieves!
[Daniel Defoe (1659-1731), British writer. The Shortest Way with the Dissenters (1702). Publication of this satire resulted in Defoe's imprisonment.]
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