If I were asked what book is better than a cheap book, I should answer that there is one book better than a cheap book, - and that is a book honestly come by
Quote by James Russell Lowell
In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to...
And blessed are the horny hands of toil
Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.
Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
There is a law of neutralization of forces, which hinders bodies from sinking beyond a...
If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power...
The eye is the notebook of the poet.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that...
Blessed are they that have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say...
It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does...
The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it.
It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man...
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at...
The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell...
Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.