The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
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.
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.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
The years teach much which the days never know.
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Science does not know its debt to imagination.