The whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many times the reading of a book has made the fortune of the man-has decided his way of life. 'Tis a tie between men to have been delighted with the same book.
Society is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not. The same particle does not rise from the valley to the ridge. Its unity is only phenomenal. The persons who make up a nation to-day, next year die, and their experience with them.
People do not deserve good writing, they are so pleased with bad.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.