Self-trust is the essence of heroism. […] It speaks the truth, and it is just, generous, hospitable, temperate, scornful of petty calculations, and scornful of being scorned.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Real action is in silent moments.
The world is his who can see through its pretension. What deafness, what stone-blind custom, what overgrown error you behold, is there only by sufferance,--by your sufferance. See it to be a lie, and you have already dealt it its mortal blow.
All that we call sacred history attests that the birth of a poet is the principal event in chronology.
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock should find the time in my face.
The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education.