| No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
| Power and speed be hands and feet.
| The only way to have a friend is to be one.
| Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
| What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
| A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
| Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.
| Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
| There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
| Every burned book enlightens the world.
| Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
| For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
| The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
| Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
| I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
| Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
| Nothing external to you has any power over you.
| I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.
| The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
| Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.