To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behaviour, like the wish to scatter...
All men in the abstract are just and good
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
A great man is always willing to be little.
It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made,...
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to...
England, an old and exhausted island, must one day be contented, like other parents, to...
Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only...
Poverty, Frost, Famine, Rain, Disease, are the beadles and guardsmen that hold us to Common...
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
Power and speed be hands and feet.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will...
Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic...
There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him...
A man known to us only as a celebrity in politics or in trade, gains...
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to...
Skepticism? Yes, but a saint is a skeptic once in twenty-four hours.
Times change, and we change with them.
He who lives on hope will die fasting.
Don't worry if you borrow, but worry if you lend.