All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Then beauty is its own excuse for being.
Power is, in nature, the essential measure of right. Nature suffers nothing to remain in...
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself; but when...
Men are what their mothers made them.
No facts to me are sacred; none are profane.
If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge...
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
Insist on yourself; never imitate.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's...
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
A nation never falls but by suicide
Every time you see a beautiful woman, just remember, somebody got tired of her
Never read any book that is not a year old
My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.
A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an...