Nature and literature are subjective phenomena; every evil and every good thing is a shadow which we cast
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only...
Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not...
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who...
We must be our own before we can be another's.
Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the...
There is always safety in valor.
A woman's beauty is not a gift to man - only a bribe
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best...
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood...
Truth is beautiful within and without, forevermore
Money often costs too much.
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.