Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on bravery

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To fight aloud is very brave,
But gallanter, I know,
Who charge within the bosom,
The Cavalry of Woe.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 126, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on truth

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Truth is so rare a thing, it is delightful to tell it.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Emily Dickinson: A Biography

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on life and memory

If I shouldn't be alive
When the Robins come,
Give the one in Red Cravat,
A Memorial crumb.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on church, home, religion, and spirit

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church -
I keep it, staying at Home -
With a Bobolink for a Chorister -
And an Orchard, for a Dome -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: No. 324, St. 1, 1862; The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 324, ed. Thomas H. Johnson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on enemies, friendship, and soul

The Soul unto itself
Is an imperial friend, -
Or the most agonizing Spy -
An Enemy - could send -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 683, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on achievement and success

We never know how high we are,
   Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
   Our statures touch the skies.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Letters of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on heart, life, loss, and pain

If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain
Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: 1864; Poems, First Series, 1890.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on needs and success

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 67, st. 1, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on possibility, prose, and superiority

I dwell in Possibility -
A fairer House than Prose -
More numerous of Windows -
Superior - for Doors -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 657, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on bees, clover nature, prairie, and revery

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

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson

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