When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay.
It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.
Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
Nature provides exceptions to every rule.
The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body
Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy
Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it.
Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all.
What a difference it makes to come home to a child!
Harmony exists no less in difference than in likeness, if only the same key-note govern both parts.
For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.
Might the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy be laid to heart! Might a sense of the true aims of life elevate the tone of politics and trade, till public and private honor become identical!
Your prudence, my wise friend, allows too little room for the mysterious whisperings of life.
You are intellect, I am life!