Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.
The key to success isn't much good until one discovers the right lock to insert it in.
If the world knew how to use freedom without abusing it, tyranny would not exist.
Prudence is sometimes stretched too far, until it blocks the road of progress.
If ignorance is indeed bliss, it is a very low grade of the article.
Lean too much upon the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns.
A road that does not lead to other roads always has to be retraced, unless the traveller chooses to rust at the end of it.
The West can teach the East how to get a living, but the East must eventually be asked to show the West how to live.
I'm mighty glad that I found you. Have a terrific birthday.
Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns
The schools of the country are its future in miniature.
Harmony would lose its attractiveness if it did not have a background of discord.
Self-love is, in almost all men, such an over-weight that they are incredulous of a man's habitual preference of the general good to his own; but when they see it proved by sacrifices of ease, wealth, rank, and of life itself, there is no limit to their admiration.
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
Sympathy is a supporting atmosphere, and in it we unfold easily and well.
He who loves the bristle of bayonets only sees in the glitter what beforehand he feels in his heart. It is avarice and hatred; it is that quivering lip, that cold, hating eye, which built magazines and powder-houses.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck. Ralph Waldo Emerso
Love is the essence of God....
We are wiser than we know.
The hero is he who is immovably centered.
Some men love only to talk where they are masters. They like to go to school-girls, or to boys, or into the shops where the sauntering people gladly lend an ear.
The truth, the hope of any time, must always be sought in minorities.
Alas for the unhappy man that is called to stand in the pulpit, and not give the bread of life.
Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves.
O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. Ralph Waldo Eme
Well, the world has a million writers. One would think, then, that good thought would be as familiar as air and water, and the gifts of each new hour would exclude the last. Yet we can count all our good books; nay, I remember any beautiful verse for twenty years.
When a man becomes a conformist, he is sacrificing the richness of independent thinking.
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
The shows of the day, the dewy morning, the rainbow, mountains, orchards in blossom, stars, moonlight, shadows in still water, andthe like, if too eagerly hunted, become shows merely, and mock us with their unreality.
There is a principle which is the basis of things, which all speech aims to say, and all action to evolve, a simple, quiet, undescribed, undescribable presence, dwelling very peacefully in us, our rightful lord: we are not to do, but to let do; not to work, but to be worked upon.
There is a good ear, in some men, that draws supplies to virtue out of very indifferent nutriment.