Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on careers and life

No Life can pompless pass away -
The lowliest career
To the same Pageant wends its way
As that exalted here -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1626, 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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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on men and prayer

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Prayer is the little implement
Through which Men reach
Where Presence - is denied them.
They fling their Speech

By means of it - in God's Ear -
If then He hear -
This sums the Apparatus
Comprised in Prayer -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on strength and weakness

Not to discover weakness is The Artifice of strength.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: 1865; The Poems of Emily Dickinson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on heaven, hell, and needs

Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: poem no. 1732.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on dawn, discovery, and doors

Not knowing when the dawn will come
   I open every door;
Or has it feathers like a bird,
   Or billows like a shore?

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on mind and secrets

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 (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1663, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on art, nature, simplicity, and wisdom

Nature is what we know - Yet have not art to say - So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Untitled Poem, No. 668.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on nature

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Nature, like us is sometimes caught Without her diadem.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 1075, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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