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
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with...
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests...
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live.
Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind
The god of Victory is said to be one-handed, but Peace gives victory to both...
Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture...
Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform...
Men are what their mothers made them
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it
We change, whether we like it or not.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...