Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries, when they wrote these books.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else...
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it...
All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature,...
For me, commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of...
When it is darkest, men see the stars.
If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population....
Spiritual force is stronger than material force; thoughts rule the world.
The less government we have the better.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself,...
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be...
We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.
Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
One must not cheat anybody, not even the world of one's triumph.