Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody
The greatest man in history was the poorest
All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man
Language is the archives of history
All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one
We fancy men are individuals so are pumpkins but every pumpkin in the field goes through every point of pumpkin history
Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.
They have in themselves what they value in their horse, mettle and bottom
Happy is the house that shelters a friend
We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents
The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze
Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful
The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination
Imitation is suicide
What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.
The individual is always mistaken
The universal does not attract us until housed in an individual
The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye
I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions
A little integrity is better than any career
If a man's eye is on the Eternal, his intellect will grow
Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity
Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations
Art is a jealous mistress.
If you shoot at a king you must kill him.