All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts
The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always...
Thought is action in rehearsal
All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some...
If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being
There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate...
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing,...
A man known to us only as a celebrity in politics or in trade, gains...
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
A man is a God in ruins.
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we...
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and...
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
There are some people who live in a dream world, but there are others who...
What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it...