Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They are good for nothing but to inspire. I had better never see a book than be warped by its attraction clean out of my own…
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and...
The beautiful rests on the foundations of the necessary
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's...
A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination
Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the...
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be...
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their...
It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or...
I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere
The worst of charity is that the lives you are asked to preserve are not...
Never read any book that is not a year old
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.
God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth
As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no...
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be...