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To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
by Emily Dickinson

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

Related topics: Nature

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

 

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
- Emily Dickinson

Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson

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

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Beauty is not caused.
It is.
- Emily Dickinson

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

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

Dying is a wild night and a new road.
- Emily Dickinson

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

Fortune befriends the bold.
- Emily Dickinson

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off,
I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
- Emily Dickinson

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold
no fire can ever warm me,
I know that is poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

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

After great pain, a formal feeling comes.
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
- Emily Dickinson

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
- Emily Dickinson

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

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
- Emily Dickinson

I hope you love birds too.
It is economical.
It saves going to heaven.
- Emily Dickinson

Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
- Emily Dickinson

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
- Emily Dickinson

I'm nobody, who are you?
- Emily Dickinson

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
- Emily Dickinson

Saying nothing...
sometimes says the most.
- Emily Dickinson

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

For love is immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death,
initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
- Emily Dickinson

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
- Emily Dickinson

Forever is composed of nows.
- Emily Dickinson

They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always
think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
- Emily Dickinson

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
- Emily Dickinson

I dwell in possibility.
- Emily Dickinson

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
- Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed.
- Emily Dickinson

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
- Emily Dickinson

To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away
nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
- Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
- Emily Dickinson

A word is dead when it is said, some say.
I say it just begins to live that day.
- Emily Dickinson

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
- Emily Dickinson

A wounded deer leaps the highest.
- Emily Dickinson

Whenever a thing is done for the first time,
it releases a little demon.
- Emily Dickinson

My friends are my estate.
- Emily Dickinson

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

The brain is wider than the sky.
- Emily Dickinson

Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
- Emily Dickinson

They might not need me; but they might.
I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small
as mine might be precisely their necessity.
- Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus


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