Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the...
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors...
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to...
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
It is hard to go beyond your public. If they are satisfied with cheap performance,...
Language is the archives of history
In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform...
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Beauty without expression is boring.
A fly is as untamable as a hyena.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory...
Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress.