We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Things are in the saddle, And ride mankind
Time goes by fast, and people go in and out of your life so quickly,...
For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect,...
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of...
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison...
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds...
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never...
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer,...
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.