Zitat des Tages von Ralph Waldo Emerson:
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.
Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying.
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
Every wall is a door.
Power and speed be hands and feet.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly.
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
America is another name for opportunity.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
Every sentence spoken by Napoleon, and every line of his writing, deserves reading, as it is the sense of France.