Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education.
The education of the will is the object of our existence.
Knowledge exists to be imparted.
There are always those who think they know what is your responsibility better than you do.
What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.
The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed there is no winter and no night all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish, all duties even.
The truth, the hope of any time, must always be sought in minorities.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.
What greater pain could mortals have than this To see their children dead before their eyes
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
In England every man you meet is some man's son in America, he may be some man's father.
The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, and not down aspires and not despairs.
I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books.
Life is a progress, and not a station.
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
The secret of culture is to learn, that a few great points steadily reappear,???and that these few are alone to be regarded, the escape from all false ties; courage to be what we are; and love of what is simple and beautiful; independence, and cheerful r
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
I awoke with devout thanksgiving for my friends.
My angel, his name is Freedom, Choose him to be your king; He shall cut pathways east and west. And fend you with his wing.
To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light.
In the woods is perpetual youth.
The only reward of virtue is virtue the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.