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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Thommy
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 3:21:58 AM
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On the whole a very good and wise quote.
He who lives that can be named a noble man.
However,as for me the seeking would have
its boundaries.
Hope2
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:36:33 PM

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Third sentence seems to me to contradict the first. If he is still 'seeking to deserve', he is not staying true to himself.

Whatever, I guess.
Verbatim
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:49:50 PM
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Daemon wrote:
I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


He would that she could.
Runi
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 4:02:52 PM

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Be who you are - all that matters.
I like the quote, despite its possible "contradictions".
Anatolian
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 7:04:07 PM

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The concept of being oneself is very problematic. First off, I think that to become would be a more appropriate verb.
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