Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors...
A man known to us only as a celebrity in politics or in trade, gains...
Fame is proof that people are gullible
Men are what their mothers made them.
The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze
Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They...
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these...
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden...
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task...
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect,...
Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance...
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.