What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests,...
Necessity does everything well.
America is another name for opportunity
Pretty is something you're born with. But beautiful, that's an equal opportunity adjective.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
Things are in the saddle, And ride mankind
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who...
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without...
Revolutions go not backward.
There is more difference in the quality of our pleasures than in the amount.
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer,...
It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration...
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
The colleges, while they provide us with libraries, furnish no professors of books; and I...
A book is a gift you can open again and again.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of...