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
The profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader. The profoundest thought...
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...
Friendship should be surrounded with ceremonies and respects, and not crushed into corners. Friendship requires...
Give all to love; obey thy heart
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population....
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Man is a piece of the universe made alive
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what...
No facts to me are sacred; none are profane.
The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
Hence arose the saying, If I love you, what is that to you? We say...
Night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir tree.
Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force,...
A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all...
One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower...
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them...