The ancestor of every action is a thought
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to weed it, the prayer of...
To be great is to be misunderstood.
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common
Hitch your wagon to a star.
In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.
How painful to give a gift to any person of sensibility, or of equality! It...
All mankind loves a lover.
Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will
Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass...
Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views...
Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
Go cherish your soul; express companions; set your habits to a life of solitude; then...
Manners make the fortune of the ambitious youth
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be...
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision;...
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next
And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one...
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.