A man may be buoyed up by the efflation of his wild desires to brave any imaginable peril; but he cannot calmly see one he loves braving the same peril; simply because he cannot feel within turn that which prompts another. He sees the danger, and feels not the power that is to overcome it.
Sincerity is moral truth.
Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving.
Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists, but belongs in varying degrees to all men.
Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance, and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness, and their art.
Science is not addressed to poets.
Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.
The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected.
The magic of the pen lies in the concentration of your thoughts upon one object.
The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers.
Science is the systematic classification of experience.
Insincerity is always weakness sincerity even in error is strength.
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