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
A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and...
The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and...
When it is darkest, men see the stars.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I...
Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.
There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts...
The art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in...
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
I am; therefore, I had nothing better to do than to think.
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from...
It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself,...
For me, commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of...
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them...
Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to...