No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may...
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope
Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it...
The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who...
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best...
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down...
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is...
A great man is always willing to be little.
The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it,...
Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common...