Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Everybody likes compliment.
I could not sleep when I got on such a hunt for an idea until I had caught it; ...This was a kind of passion with me, and it has stuck by me; for I am never easy now, when I am handling a thought, till I have bounded it north, and bounded it south, and bounded it east, and bounded it west.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
How weak and fruitless must be any word of mine.