Every burned book enlightens the world.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate...
Blame is safer than praise
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Our strength grows out of our weaknesses
Though love repine, and reason chafe, There came a voice without reply, - 'Tis man's...
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
We love force and we care very little how it is exhibited
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is...
The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand...