Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hardbeaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.
There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
The secret of ugliness consists of not irregularity, but in being uninteresting
The highest compact we can make with our fellow is - "Let there be truth between us two forevermore."
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is for you.
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
There is hope in extravagance, there is none in routine.