Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Vast spaces of nature; the Atlantic Ocean, the South Sea; vast intervals of time, years, centuries, are of no account. This which I think and feel, underlay that former state of life and circumstances, as it does underlie my present, and will always circumstance, and what is called life, and what is called death.
The sky is less grand as it shuts down over less worth in the population.
Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.
Beauty will not come at the call of a legislature, nor will it repeat in England or America its history in Greece. It will come, as always, unannounced, and spring up between the feet of brave and earnest men.