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 is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
When you strike at a king, you must kill him
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain,...
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests...
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
Speak less. Say more. whaywardj
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and...
Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.
There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture...
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Hence arose the saying, If I love you, what is that to you? We say...
Difficulties exist to be surmounted
Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement -- discouragement has a germ of its own,...
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult...