I have travelled a good deal in Concord.
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.
He knows nothing; he thinks he knows everything - that clearly points to a political career.
No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
He wouldn't give a duck a drink if he owned Lake Michigan.
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; morals, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.
Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: try to please everybody.
The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
Enjoy life. Think of all the women who passed up dessert on the Titanic.
The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
When men are rightly occupied, their amusement grows out of their work, as the color-petals out of a fruitful flower.
God creates the animals, man creates himself.
There's no way that moving in with your parents is a sign that your life is on track.
He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit.
One faces the future with one's past.