For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith
Knowledge exists to be imparted
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to...
The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and...
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will...
Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying.
We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.
Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
How painful to give a gift to any person of sensibility, or of equality! It...
There is no knowledge that is not power
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may...
It takes a good deal of character to judge a person by his future instead...
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow
The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I...
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down...
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own...
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts,...