Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all.
Teach that God is, not was; that He speaketh, not spake.
The Gods we worship write their names on our faces; be sure of that.
I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever only rejoices me, and the heart appoints.
We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents.