A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to weed it, the prayer of...
This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance...
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession...
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's...
Skill to do comes of doing
Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats
Reality is a sliding door.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests...
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
Language is fossil poetry
Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.
Ideas must work through the brains and arms of good and brave men, or they...
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
Our strength grows out of our weaknesses
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he...
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you...
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different
No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose...