Quote ~ August 20, 2012 ~ Mark Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. Ralph Waldo Emerson. (via). Cf. Victor Hugo: Let’s not bring flame where light is enough. And Jay-Z: It’s hard to beat the entertainment value of people who deliberately misunderstand the world, people dying to be insulted, running around looking for a bullet to get in front of.