There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing in nature is exhausted in its first use...In God, every end is converted into a new means.
Nature wishes that woman should attract man, yet she often cunningly moulds into her face a little sarcasm, which seems to say, 'Yes, I am willing to attract, but to attract a little better kind of a man than any I yet behold.
We live amid surfaces, and the true art of life is to skate well on them.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood; and if there is any truth in him, if he rests at last on the divine soul, I see not how it can be otherwise. The last chamber, the last closet, he must feel, was never opened; there is always a residuum unknown, unanalyzable. That is, every man believes that he has a greater possibility.
What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.