Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man has a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.
If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not...
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else...
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
As soon as there is life there is danger.
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
There is no knowledge that is not power
Men are what their mothers made them
Go cherish your soul; express companions; set your habits to a life of solitude; then...
As the traveler who has lost his way, throws his reins on his horse's neck,...
Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views...
Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them...
Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
An ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books...and thenceforward have at least one place...