Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet

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

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

The heart asks pleasure first, And then, excuse from pain; And then, those little anodynes That deaden suffering; And then, to go to sleep; And then, if it should be The will of its Inquisitor, The liberty to die. - Emily Dickinson

I measure every grief I meet with narrow, probing eyes, I wonder if it weighs like mine, or has an easier size. - Emily Dickinson

That it will never come again, Is what makes life so sweet. - Emily Dickinson

Luck is not chance, It's Toil, Fortune's expensive smile Is earned. - Emily Dickinson

Belshazzar had a letter, He never had but one; Belshazzar's correspondence Concluded and begun In that immortal copy The conscience of us all Can read without its glasses On revelation's wall. - Emily Dickinson

Not one of all the purple host Who took the flag to-day Can tell the definition So clear of victory, As he, defeated, dying, On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Break agonized and clear. - Emily Dickinson

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