Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
Earth laughs in flowers.
Wherever there is power there is age.
You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have...
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
For me, commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of...
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile...it's the spiritual...
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their...
Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to...
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we...
Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the...
Manners make the fortune of the ambitious youth
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison...
Genius always finds itself a century too early.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood...