Nature is no spendthrift, but takes the shortest way to her ends
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical,...
A great man is always willing to be little.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.
God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them...
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession...
Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it
A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.
There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate...
Every wall is a door.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in...
Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture...
Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views...
Self-help books are making life downright unsafe. Women desperate to catch a man practice all...
In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.