Character is higher than intellect...A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man,When Duty whispers low, 'Thou must,' The youth whispers, 'I can.
Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
Life only avails, not the having lived. Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim
Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances...Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
This time, like all times, is a very good time - if we but know what to do with it
We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments yoiu make the better.
A weed is just a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . .
Though thou loved her as thyself, As a self of purer clay, Tho' her parting dims the day, Stealing grace from all alive, Heartily know, When half-gods go, The gods arrive.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Be careful what you set your heart on, for it will surely be yours.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding
Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms
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