Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Common Sense Quotes
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Fear is the instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to...
A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself; but when...
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there...
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the...
All diseases run into one, old age.
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
What's a book? Everything or nothing. The eye that sees it all.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always...
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
Books are embalmed minds
Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar...