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 youth, intoxicated with his admiration of a hero, fails to see, that it is...
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
An empire is an immense egotism.
I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and...
This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance...
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my...
Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
As soon as there is life, there is danger
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature
Do what we can, summer will have its flies.
Children are all foreigners.
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what...
If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population....
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
All sensible people are selfish, and nature is tugging at every contract to make the...
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
There is a great difference between being born wise and only looking it.