Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else...
I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and...
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
There is no knowledge that is not power
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel
Skepticism? Yes, but a saint is a skeptic once in twenty-four hours.
In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel...
We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious...
Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some...
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.