People only see what they are prepared to see.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be...
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of...
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air¦
Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their...
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there...
The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk...
Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy
Common sense is genius in its working clothes
Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners. Friendship requires...
Noblesse oblige; or, superior advantages bind you to larger generosity
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with...
Our best thoughts come from others.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope
The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always...
I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best...
I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce...
Wine books flow from printing presses like water from broken spigots.