The only sin which we never forgive in each other is difference of opinion.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
In nature nothing can be given. All things are sold.
To make knowledge valuable, you must have the cheerfulness of wisdom.
If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow.
Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.
The machine unmakes the man. Now that the machine is so perfect, the engineer is nobody.
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.
'Tis the good reader that makes the good book a good head cannot read amiss in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakeably meant for his ear.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
London is the epitome of our times, and the Rome of today.
Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
We are much better believers in immortality than we can give grounds for. The real evidence is too subtle, or is higher than we can write down in propositions.
Our best thoughts come from others.
People say law but they mean wealth.
Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.
Peace has its victories, but it takes a brave man to win them.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
When a man meets his make, society begins.
A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.
On being asked, Whence is the flower?
The power of a man increases steadily by continuing in one direction.
Enlarge not thy destiny, said the oracle endeavor not to do more than is given thee in charge.
Converse with a mind that is grandly simple, and literature looks like word-catching.
Our poets are men of talents who sing, and not the children of music
Go, speed the stars of Thought On to their shining goals The sower scatters broad his seed, The wheat thou strew'st be souls.
The world is full of judgment-days, and into every assembly that a man enters, in every action he attempts, he is gauged and stamped.
Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist.
Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.
The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.
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