The greatest difficulty is that men do not think enough of themselves, do not consider what it is that they are sacrificing when they follow in a herd, or when they cater for their establishment
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self Knowledge Quotes
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to...
There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their...
Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library: a company of the wisest and...
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may...
Difficulties exist to be surmounted
Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with...
Reality is a sliding door.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden...
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.
Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.
Our high respect for a well-read man is praise enough of literature
The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant...
Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not...
Praising what is lost Makes the remembrance dear