Many times the reading of a book has made the fortune of the man-has decided his way of life. 'Tis a tie between men to have been delighted with the same book.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do what we can, summer will have its flies.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
In the woods is perpetual youth. Within these plantations of God, a decorum and sanctify reign, a perennial festival is dressed, and the guest sees not how he should tire of them in a thousands years.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
A good symbol is the best argument, and is a missionary to persuade thousands.
It is better to hear than to speak.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live.