There is properly no history; only biography
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture...
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities
The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I...
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
The beautiful rests on the foundations of the necessary
Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They...
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for...
Self-trust is the essence of heroism
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one
One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well...
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a...
Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature.
Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.
Anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire you need an astrologer.
The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly...