The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some...
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk...
Fear not, then, thou child infirm; There's no god dare wrong a worm
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
If thou fill thy brain with Boston and New York, with fashion and covetousness, and...
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing,...
The death of a dear friend, wife, brother, lover, which seemed nothing but privation, somewhat...
We must be our own before we can be another's.
America is another name for opportunity.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time...
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
The beautiful rests on the foundations of the necessary
Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion...
A man known to us only as a celebrity in politics or in trade, gains...
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Dont let the train of enthusiasm run through the station so fast that people cant...