Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library: a company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries in a thousand years.... The thought which they did not uncover to their bosom…
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination is not the talent of some men, but is the health of every man
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house...
Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well...
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's...
The manly part is to do with might and main what you can do
The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination
Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a...
We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over...
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor...
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behaviour, like the wish to scatter...
Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force,...
Happiness is just an illusion caused by the temporary absence of reality.
The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we...
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood...