The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances
If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population....
Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
Skepticism is slow suicide
Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with...
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
Go cherish your soul; express companions; set your habits to a life of solitude; then...
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.
The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and...
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
I awoke with devout thanksgiving for my friends.
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what...
Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment.
The root of the matterï¿½ the thing I meanï¿½ is love, Christian love, or compassion....
It is difficult to lay aside a confirmed passion.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love