So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine, and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person's genius is confined to a very few hours.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it...
Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
Every man passes his life in the search after friendship.
Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it...
I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel
Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only...
Every burned book enlightens the world.
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a...
Power and speed be hands and feet.
To believe in luck - is skepticism
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession...
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behaviour, like the wish to scatter...
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to...
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.