If a man is at once acquainted with the geometric foundation of things and with their festal splendor, his poetry is exact and his arithmetic musical.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
We fetch fire and water, run about all day among the shops and markets, and get our clothes and shoes made and mended, and are the victims of these details, and once in a fortnight we arrive perhaps at a rational moment.
I will learn from everyone and be no one's disciple.
The only reward of virtue is virtue.