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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was an American poet. Virtually unknown in her lifetime, Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the greatest American poets of the 19th century. Although she wrote 1789 poems, only a few of them were published, all anonymously and some perhaps without her knowledge.
Found 83 thoughts of Emily Dickinson

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.

Emily Dickinson

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.

Emily Dickinson

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.

Emily Dickinson

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!

Emily Dickinson

Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all.

Emily Dickinson

Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned.

Emily Dickinson

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.

Emily Dickinson

Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.

Emily Dickinson
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