I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself.…
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is properly no history; only biography
Happiness is just an illusion caused by the temporary absence of reality.
For me, commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of...
All diseases run into one, old age.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
Do what you are afraid to do
We love force and we care very little how it is exhibited
Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library: a company of the wisest and...
Skepticism is slow suicide
I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
Fear is the instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions
The years teach much which the days never knew.
Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only...
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
Unhappy is the man whom man can make unhappy
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them...
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
I want people to be blown away when I do what they don't expect.
Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties
When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having...