It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Even miracles take a little time
Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform...
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it...
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but...
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made,...
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to...
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze
Do your work, but do your thing.
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the...
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he...
Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not...
...the books we need are the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that...