The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over...
All diseases run into one, old age.
Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession...
I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but...
Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with...
There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate...
Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have...
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass...
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force -...
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it
Our best thoughts come from others.
Like a man travelling in foggy weather, those at some distance before him on the...
The moment you say 'I know everything' is the end of your growth.
The more you understand, the less you have to remember.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the...