A man known to us only as a celebrity in politics or in trade, gains largely in our esteem if we discover that he has some intellectual taste or skill
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir tree.
They (the days) come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant...
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself,...
Books are for nothing but to inspire
Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances
We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a...
It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or...
Public opinion, I am sorry to say, will bear a great deal of nonsense. There...
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will...
Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is a triumph of...
Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.
The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I...
All mankind love a lover.
In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.
When it is darkest, men see the stars.
Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying.
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
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