Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Skepticism? Yes, but a saint is a skeptic once in twenty-four hours.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it
A woman's beauty is not a gift to man - only a bribe
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them...
Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Never read any book that is not a year old
One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well...
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to...
The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds...
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The...
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it...
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.
There can be no high civility without a deep morality
Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment...
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War...
For us, to be ignored by God is a harsher punishment than to be a...