We are never tired so long as we can see far enough.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
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.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
A great man quotes bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word just as good.