All sensible people are selfish, and nature is tugging at every contract to make the terms of it fair.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self Image Quotes
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of...
No facts to me are sacred; none are profane.
We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected
Our best thoughts come from others.
Concentration is the secret of strengths in politics, in war, in trade, in short in...
Nature is no spendthrift, but takes the shortest way to her ends
Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying.
Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some...
War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men...
Earth laughs in flowers.
The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it...
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on...
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the...
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library:...
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.