We must be our own before we can be another's.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
As the traveler who has lost his way, throws his reins on his horse's neck,...
Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason
A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we...
Imitation is suicide
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of...
Work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will...
How painful to give a gift to any person of sensibility, or of equality! It...
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so...
When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.