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Sherwood Anderson Quotes





Everyone in the world is Christ and they are all crucified.
 

General Grant had a simple, childlike recipe for meeting life ... "I am terribly afraid, but the other fellow is afraid, too."
 

I am a lover and have not found my thing to love.
 

I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.
[Simplicity]
 

If a man doesn't delight in himself and the force in him and feel that he and it are wonders, how is all life to become important to him?
[Self Confidence]
 

Interest in the lives of others, the high evaluation of these lives, what are they but the overflow of the interest a man finds in himself, the value he attributes to his own being?
[Self Acceptance]
 

It may be life is only worthwhile at moments. Perhaps that is all we ought to expect.
 

That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
 

The whole object of education is, or should be, to develop mind. The mind should be a thing that works. It should be able to pass judgment on events as they arise, make decisions.
[Education]
 

What is to be got at to make the air sweet, the ground good under the feet, can only be got at by failure, trial, again and again and again failure.
 

Work accomplished means little. It is in the past. What we all want is the glorious and living present.
[The Present]