Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Our strength grows out of our weaknesses
A woman's strength is the irresistible might of weakness.
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the management of human affairs.
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Knowledge is the only elegance.
Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child
At the gates of the forest, the surprised man of the world is forced to leave his city estimates of great and small, wise and foolish. The knapsack of custom falls off his back.
Plants are the young of the world. Vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect man, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground.
You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified
Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within, going abroad only for audience, and spectator, as we adapt our voice and phrase to the distance and character of the ear we speak to