What you are comes to you.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Words are also actions, and actions are a kind of words.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.
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...
We are always getting ready to live, but never living.
The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.
The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.