The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
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.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
Earth laughs in flowers.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
Power and speed be hands and feet.
The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.