Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
A great man is always willing to be little.
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behaviour, like the wish to scatter...
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and...
The ancestor of every action is a thought
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
Nature is endeared by the wooded path, but offended where too many tread.
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to...
There can be no high civility without a deep morality
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor...
Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these...
Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it
Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a...
All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one
Lessons taught but never learned, all around us anger burns. Guide the future by the...
'History,' Stephen said, 'is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake