We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain,...
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes...
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
Knowledge exists to be imparted
Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform...
When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves...
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
The pleasure of life is according to the man who lives it, and not according...
Pretty is something you're born with. But beautiful, that's an equal opportunity adjective.
Our best thoughts come from others.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes...
A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not...
Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them...