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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Ralph Waldo Emerson. (1803–1882) (continued)
 
6303
      The manly part is to do with might and main what you can do.
          The Conduct of Life. Wealth.
6304
      The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye.
          The Conduct of Life. Behaviour.
6305
      Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
          The Conduct of Life. Behaviour.
6306
      Good is a good doctor, but Bad is sometimes a better.
          Considerations by the Way.
6307
      God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth.
          Society and Solitude.
6308
      Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
          Society and Solitude. Art.
6309
      Hitch your wagon to a star.
          Civilization.
6310
      I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue.
          Books.
6311
      Never read any book that is not a year old.
          Books.
6312
      We do not count a man’s years until he has nothing else to count.
          Old Age.
6313
      Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.
          Letters and Social Aims. Social Aims.
6314
      By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
          Quotation and Originality.
6315
      Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
          Circles.
6316
      The virtues of society are the vices of the saints.
          Circles.
6317
      The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
          Experience.
 

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