Extremes meet and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.
Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age.
Expediency of literature, reason of literature, lawfulness of writing down a thought, is questioned; much is to say on both sides, and, while the fight waxes hot, thou, dearest scholar, stick to thy foolish task, add a line every hour, and between whiles add a line.
If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
If a man own land, the land owns him.
No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...
In the uttermost meaning of the words, thought is devout, and devotion is thought. Deep calls unto deep.
Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman -- repose in energy.
The flowering of civilization is the finished man, the man of sense, of grace, of accomplishment, of social power--the gentleman.
An artist spends himself like the crayon in his hand, till he is all gone.
A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence.
A day is a more magnificent cloth than any muslin, the mechanism that makes it is infinitely cunninger, and you shall not conceal the sleezy, fraudulent, rotten hours you have slipped into the piece, nor fear that any honest thread, or straighter ste.
The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.
Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.