People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood; and if there is any truth...
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on...
America is another name for opportunity
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and...
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer,...
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes...
To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage
Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men...
Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners. Friendship requires...
Every wall is a door.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
A man known to us only as a celebrity in politics or in trade, gains...
A week is a long time in politics.
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.