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
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.
The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
Our high respect for a well-read man is praise enough of literature
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
Things are in the saddle, And ride mankind
All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path...
I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
Fear is the instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time...
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to...
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.