A man is related to all nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God enters by a private door into every individual.
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life, is always a child. In the woods, is perpetual youth.
Be an opener of doors.
The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others, and this is a gift interred only by the self.
Never read any book that is not a year old.
These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike.
The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
Love what is simple and beautiful. These are the essentials.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
A man known to us only as a celebrity in politics or in trade, gains largely in our esteem if we discover that he has some intellectual taste or skill
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education.
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them
The world is his, who has money to go over it.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
Whoever is open, loyal, true of humane and affable demeanour honourable himself, and in his judgement of others faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.
Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.
The man who renounces himself, comes to himself.
A man is a golden impossibility. The line he must walk is a hair's breadth. The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.
This world we live in is but thickened light.
In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
What greater pain could mortals have than this to see their children dead before their eyes.
Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale 'til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.
Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.
Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind.
To be simple is to be great.
Love and you shall be loved.
The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.
Give all to love; obey thy heart