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Riding hard for glory.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

The merit of originality is not novelty, it is sincerity.-The believing man is the original man; he believes for himself, not for another.

There is nothing new under the sun.

They who have light in themselves, will not revolve as satellites.

Those who are ambitious of originality, and aim at it, are necessarily led by others, since they seek to be different from them.

Those writers who lie on the watch for novelty can have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have escaped former observation.

Utter originality is, of course, out of the question.

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. Originality is deliberate and forced, and partakes of the nature of a protest.

When will poets learn that a grass-blade of their own raising is worth a barrow-load of flowers from their neighbor's garden?


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