Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Revolutions go not backward.
Man is priest, and scholar, and statesman, and producer, and soldier.
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock should find the time in my face.
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
We do not know today whether we are busy or idle. In times when we thought ourselves indolent we have discovered afterward that much was accomplished and much was begun in us.
She shows us only surfaces but Nature is a million fathoms deep.