The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the rose
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there...
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Imagination is not the talent of some men, but is the health of every man
Mysticism is the mistake of an accidental and individual symbol for an universal one.
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
Reality is a sliding door.
Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave, or they...
The manly part is to do with might and main what you can do
There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for...
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on...
Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle...
As soon as there is life, there is danger
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Do what you are afraid to do
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly...
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison...
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to...
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.