Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts...
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on...
A nation never falls but by suicide
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the...
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, 'always do...
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes...
Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They...
As soon as there is life there is danger.
The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight...
When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to...
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Do what you are afraid to do
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would...
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.