Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance...
I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
We judge a man's wisdom by his hope.
Nature is endeared by the wooded path, but offended where too many tread.
There can be no high civility without a deep morality
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it...
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the...
Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a...
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Skepticism? Yes, but a saint is a skeptic once in twenty-four hours.
There is more difference in the quality of our pleasures than in the amount.
If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population....
The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.
The years teach much which the days never know.
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.