Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor...
We change, whether we like it or not
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
Do your work, but do your thing.
The beautiful rests on the foundations of the necessary
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
Imitation is suicide
The manly part is to do with might and main what you can do
There is always safety in valor.
The best part of health is fine disposition
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force -...
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer,...
Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity
I am; therefore, I had nothing better to do than to think.
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to...
Nature hates calculators.
Nature and literature are subjective phenomena; every evil and every good thing is a shadow...
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language
Most of the time I quote myself. It's not arrogance, it's a writer's job.