Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what...
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have...
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be...
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value...
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will...
Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the naughtiness of humility
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will
The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze
Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go...
Imagination is not the talent of some men, but is the health of every man
Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well...
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the...
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Do what you are afraid to do
I'm not afraid of heights, deep water, or love. I'm afraid of falling, drowning, and...
Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.