Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
Quote by James Russell Lowell
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that...
There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at...
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but...
In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope,...
It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man...
An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in...
A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity.
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave
Certainly it is no shame to a man that he should be as nice about...
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of...
Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious...
Though old the thought and oft expressed, 'Tis his at last who says it best
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how
Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
Who over-refines his argument brings himself to grief
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity...