As the Sandwich-Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptations we resist
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make...
There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every...
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be...
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are...
If a man can... make a better mousetrap, the world will make a beaten path...
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or...
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect,...
There is always safety in valor.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection...
The music that can deepest reach, And cure all ill, is cordial speech
Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path...
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language
A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like...