If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness.
Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
To inherit property is not to be born -- it is to be still-born, rather.
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated?
This world is but canvas to our imaginations
There can be no very black misery to him who lives in the midst of Nature and has his senses still.
People lead lives of quiet desperation.
It takes two to speak the truth one to speak, and another to hear.
Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.