The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I think no chair is so much needed.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path...
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
When you strike at a king, you must kill him
Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these...
America is another name for opportunity.
Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not...
Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are...
A great man is always willing to be little.
Our best thoughts come from others.
Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will...
A man in debt is so far a slave.
The solar system has no anxiety about its reputation
Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what...
The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to weed it, the prayer of...
Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The...
I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I've been hurt but...
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or...