When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ancestor of every action is a thought
Then beauty is its own excuse for being.
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass...
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
Reality is a sliding door.
One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well...
What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to...
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to...
There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for...
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight...
No facts to me are sacred; none are profane.
Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it...
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind...
All men in the abstract are just and good
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests...
With all deference to Chairman Mao and other authors whose quotations derive from longer works,...
Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what...