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
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope...
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not...
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be...
Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the...
Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age; requires infinite spaces and...
We change, whether we like it or not
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel...
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a...
The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best...
There is properly no history; only biography
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind...
The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination
Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere
In few men is it part of nature to respect a friend's prosperity without begrudging...
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.