Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use? What is the one end, which all means go to effect? They are for nothing but to inspire
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood...
Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
When it is darkest, men see the stars.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Children are all foreigners.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will...
A man cannot speak but he judges himself
Our best thoughts come from others.
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect,...
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate...
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
Patience and fortitude conquer all things
God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
I believe that God prays in us and through us, whether we are praying or...