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Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. Emily Dickinson - Success
The fog is rising. Emily Dickinson - Famous Last Words
Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune is expensive smile is earned. Emily Dickinson - Luck
Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see -- but microscopes are prudent in an emergency. Emily Dickinson - Science and Scientists
Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. Emily Dickinson - Fame
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture. Emily Dickinson - Boldness
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things. Emily Dickinson - Poetry and Poets
Let us go in; the fog is rising. Emily Dickinson - Death and Dying
A wounded deer leaps the highest. Emily Dickinson - Adversity
Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid -- as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God. Emily Dickinson - Consciousness
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson - Heart
Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat. Emily Dickinson - Anger
Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb -- or Dome of Worm -- or Porch of Gnome -- or some Elf's Catacomb? Emily Dickinson - Home
Assent -- and you are sane -- , demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- , and handled with a Chain -- . Emily Dickinson - Dissent
I dwell in Possibility. Emily Dickinson - Possibilities
His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon. Emily Dickinson - Insects
To live is so starling it leaves little time for anything else. Emily Dickinson - Present
The abdication of belief makes the behavior small -- better an ignis fatuus than no illume at all. Emily Dickinson - Belief
Beauty is not caused. It is. Emily Dickinson - Beauty
A word is dead when it is said. Some say. I say it just, begins to live that day. Emily Dickinson - Words
The Brain is wider than the sky. Emily Dickinson - Mind
After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs. Emily Dickinson - Pain
Dying is a wild night and a new road. Emily Dickinson - Death and Dying
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. Emily Dickinson - Poetry and Poets
Much Madness is divinest Sense -- to a discerning Eye -- much Sense -- the starkest Madness -- Emily Dickinson - Madness
Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem. Emily Dickinson - Nature
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. Emily Dickinson - Truth
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -- and sings the tunes without the words -- and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson - Hope
His mind of man, a secret makes I meet him with a start he carries a circumference in which I have no part. Emily Dickinson - Secrets
Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit -- Life! Emily Dickinson - Doctors
Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust. Emily Dickinson - Death and Dying
Where thou art, that is home. Emily Dickinson - Home
We never know how high we are till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our stature's touch the skies. Emily Dickinson - Possibilities
Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. Emily Dickinson - Opportunity
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry. Emily Dickinson - Books and Reading
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. Emily Dickinson - Death and Dying
He ate and drank the precious words, his spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was dust. Emily Dickinson - Books and Reading
Heaven is so far of the mind that were the mind dissolved -- the site of it by architect could not again be proved. Emily Dickinson - Heaven
I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality. Emily Dickinson - Love
Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell. Emily Dickinson - Farewells
Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir. Emily Dickinson - Editing and Editors
'Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy! If I should fail, what poverty! And yet, as poor as I Have ventured all upon a throw; Have gained! Yes! Hesitated so this side the victory. Emily Dickinson - Joy
Tell the truth, but tell it slant. Emily Dickinson - Truth
I like a look of Agony, because I know it's true -- men do not sham Convulsion, nor simulate, a Throe -- Emily Dickinson - Suffering
To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe. Emily Dickinson - Sorrow

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