Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself; but when...
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and...
The god of Victory is said to be one-handed, but Peace gives victory to both...
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be...
Whoever fights, whoever falls, Justice conquers evermore
They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in...
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
The true artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer, after years of strife,...
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph...
What's a book? Everything or nothing. The eye that sees it all.
It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration...
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language
A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some...