Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.
Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life consists of what man is thinking about all day. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reward of a thing well done is having done it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson