As a cure for worrying work is better than whiskey.
Wisdom has its root in goodness not goodness its root in wisdom.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Do not go where the path may lead go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
Truth is beautiful without doubt but so are lies.
Trust your instinct to the end though you can render no reason.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful we must carry it with us or we find it not.
We do not yet possess ourselves and we know at the same time that we are much more.
Manners require time and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
Who hears me who understands me becomes mine a possession for all time.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
Little minds have little worries big minds have no time for worries.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
The value of a dollar is social as it is created by society.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody before it was actually verified.
Power and speed be hands and feet.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence it can only be attained through understanding.
The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
We are by nature observers and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
Nature hates calculators.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
When nature has work to be done she creates a genius to do it.
Earth laughs in flowers.
In the morning a man walks with his whole body in the evening only with his legs.
Money often costs too much.
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
In every society some men are born to rule and some to advise.
The reason why men do not obey us is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right and again making all crime mean and ugly.
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Men are what their mothers made them.
I have no hostility to nature but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it else it is none.
Men love to wonder and that is the seed of science.
All mankind love a lover.
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life and urge doing. I am content with knowing if only I could know.
As soon as there is life there is danger.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
It is not length of life but depth of life.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
Genius always finds itself a century too early.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired so long as we can see far enough.
Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find but symmetrical men never.
The search after the great men is the dream of youth and the most serious occupation of manhood.
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
People with great gifts are easy to find but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.
It is a fact often observed that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion who cannot write well under other circumstances.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.
This time like all times is a very good one if we but know what to do with it.
A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
We see God face to face every hour and know the savor of Nature.
The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
With the past I have nothing to do nor with the future. I live now.
Friendship like the immortality of the soul is too good to be believed.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
The first wealth is health.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Our faith comes in moments our vice is habitual.
God enters by a private door into every individual.
The years teach much which the days never know.
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent life shall be longer and shall pass into the immortal as gently as we awake from dreams.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Do the thing we fear and death of fear is certain.
Death comes to all but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Every man has his own courage and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Win as if you were used to it lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
Our best thoughts come from others.
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
As we grow old the beauty steals inward.
Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised except by those to whom it has been refused.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
Beauty without expression is boring.
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Every artist was first an amateur.
For every minute you remain angry you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
Each age it is found must write its own books or rather each generation for the next succeeding.
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
All diseases run into one old age.