An empire is an immense egotism.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common
Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment.
Love is one of those jokes you have to be there to get.
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself,...
Public opinion, I am sorry to say, will bear a great deal of nonsense. There...
Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.
Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behaviour, like the wish to scatter...
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests,...
It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world...
There can be no high civility without a deep morality
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring...
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem,...
It is as easy for the strong man to be strong, as it is for...
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest...