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To live is so startling, it leaves but little room for other occupations.

Tell all the Truth but tell is slant.

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.

Because I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me.
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The brain is wider than the sky.

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
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Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

A wounded deer leaps the highest.

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.

Forever is composed of nows.

Faith is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see -
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.

I dwell in possibility.

Surgeons must be very careful
When they take the knife!
Underneath their fine incisions
Stirs the Culprit - Life!

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.

My friends are my estate.

Art is a house that tries to be haunted.

I'll tell you how the sun rose - a ribbon at a time.

The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination.

The Possible's slow fuse is lit
By the Imagination.

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.

We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.

The heroism we recite
Would be a daily thing,
Did not ourselves the cubits warp
For fear to be a king.

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