Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.
The universal does not attract us until housed in an individual
What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.
Spiritual force is stronger than material force; thoughts rule the world.
Cards were at first for benefits designed, sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
No dissenter rides in his coach for three generations; he infallibly falls into the Establishment
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
We cannot see things that stare us in the face until the hour comes that the mind is ripened.
Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness, — an open and noble temper.
It is only when the mind and character slumber that dress can be seen.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night...
An actually existing fly is more important than a possibly existing angel
The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the rose
Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.
If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your own good
Shall we judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely.
I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son.
The rich mind lies in the sun and sleeps, and is Nature.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain
We estimate the wisdom of nations by seeing what they did with their surplus capital.