The World exists for you ; Build therefore your own world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
The man is only half himself the other half is his expression.
Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given, something is taken.
Insist on yourself; never imitate.
Do what we can, summer will have its flies.