Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.
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.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
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.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
The years teach much which the days never know.
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
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.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.