This time, like all times, is a very good time - if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
From Washington, proverbially ‘the city of distances,' through all its cities, states, and territories, it is a country of beginnings, of projects, of designs, and expectations.
The student is to read history actively not passively.
Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion.
My life is not an apology, but a life. It is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady.