...truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, --else it is none.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They...
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
How painful to give a gift to any person of sensibility, or of equality! It...
The solar system has no anxiety about its reputation
As soon as there is life there is danger.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic...
Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.
You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong
Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Difficulties exist to be surmounted
Society is a hospital of incurables.
God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast...
I am; therefore, I had nothing better to do than to think.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
All actual heroes are essential men, / And all men possible heroes...
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all...