The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
Some of the greatest lessons you learn in life are the ones communicated without a single word spoken.
Each found her greatest safety in silence .
There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.
Henry David Thoreau
Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have escaped former observation.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it fearlessly.
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
We must use time creatively - and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
Where love is great, the littlest doubts are fear; Where little fears grow great, great love grows there.
The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness....This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
Through the practice of meditation, of calming and focusing our mind, as well as developing greater clarity and a sense of awareness, we train ourselves to recognize the wealth that was already there - the very wealth others fail to recognize.
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may...meet with great misfortunes.
There is a prospect greater than the sea, and that is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul.
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
To be simple is to be great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
There needs not a great soul to make a hero; there needs a god-created soul which will be true to its origin; that will be a great soul!
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Those who intend on becoming great should love neither themselves nor their own things, but only what is just, whether it happens to be done by themselves or others.
The three great elements of modern civilization, gunpowder, printing, and the Protestant religion.