Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
As the traveler who has lost his way, throws his reins on his horse's neck,...
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there...
I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have...
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path...
Knowledge exists to be imparted
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to...
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession...
It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which...
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may...
The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats
Prosperity is something the businessmen created for politicians to take credit for
We must be our own before we can be another's.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot...
The arousing of prejudice, pity, anger, and similar emotions has nothing to do with the...