War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the...
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it...
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to...
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who...
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile...it's the spiritual...
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Reality is a sliding door.
It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or...
Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path...
There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
Blame is safer than praise
Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it...
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.
Nature and literature are subjective phenomena; every evil and every good thing is a shadow...
What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor...
Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.