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|Author Profession: Poet|
Born: May 25, 1803
Died: April 27, 1882
Genius is religious.
Imitation is suicide.
Truth is our element.
Life is our dictionary.
A man is a god in ruins.
Blame is safer than praise.
Thought is the seed of action.
This world belongs to the energetic.
Life is a progress, and not a station.
Do the thing and you will have the power.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
The one prudence in life is concentration.
Valor consists in the power of self recovery.
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.
Every artist was first an amateur.
The first wealth is health.
Our strength grows out of our weakness.
We become what we think about all day long.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
The years teach much which the days never know.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.
Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.
Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
Beware what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
The invariable mark of a dream is to see it come true.
Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody.
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Each of us sees in others what we carry in our own hearts.
Money often costs too much.
Violence is not power, but the absence of power.
The reality is more excellent than the report.
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
Heroism feels and never reasons and therefore is always right.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
He who has put forth his total strength in fit actions, has the richest return of wisdom.
For every grain of wit there is a grain of folly.
To fill the hour – that is happiness.
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.
We must be our own before we can be another’s.
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.
The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.
Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
The earth laughs in flowers.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
Beauty without expression is boring.
Beauty is the mark God sets upon virtue.
Do not waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
Self-command is the main elegance
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.
Self-reliance, the height and perfection of man, is reliance on God.
Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Fear is an instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Our distrust is very expensive.
Whatever limits us we call fate.
The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency.
The best lightening rod for your protection is your own spine.
Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
There is properly no history; only biography.
Many times the reading of a book has made the future of a man.
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.
There is no knowledge that is not power.
The intellect is vagabond, and our system of education fosters restlessness.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Skill to do comes of doing.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of our science.
Your goodness must have some edge to it — else it is none.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.
The man who renounces himself, comes to himself.
The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.
Happy is the house that shelters a friend.
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion.
The essence of friendship is entireness, a total magnanimity and trust
God enters by a private door into every individual.
The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.
God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
The imagination and the senses cannot be gratified at the same time.
Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
A moment is a concentrated eternity.
Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it.
The imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man.
he one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.
Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity.
What is true anywhere is true everywhere.
The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.
Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay at home.
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