Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves.
Time gives good advice.
The child is father of the man.
The faults of great authors are generally excellences carried to an excess.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He who knows only his side of the case, knows little of that.
John Stuart Mill
The wealth of a man is the number of things which he loves and blesses, which he is loved and blessed by!
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
James Russell Lowell
The secret of getting things done is to act!
Benjamin O David
I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.
No man should part with his individuality to become another. No process is so fatal as that which would cast all men into one mold.
William Ellery Channing
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Our ideals are our better selves.
Amos Bronson Alcott
There is no bigotry like that of free thought run to seed.
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.
I can do small things in a great way.
James Freeman Clarke
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing
Be curious, not judgmental.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and under a just God, can not long retain it.
The idea of thanking staff should mean giving them something that they would never buy for themselves.
I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old.
Is it a fact -- or have I dreamt it -- that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
Oh, to be home again, home again, home again!
Under the apple-boughs, down by the mill!
James Thomas Fields
The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.
Charles Eliot Norton
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life's latest sands are its sands of gold!
Julia C R Dorr
I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.
I do not own an inch of land,
But all I see is mine.
I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement; battered by the winds and broken in upon by the storms, and from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.
John Quincy Adams
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike -- and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two -- are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.