Ralph Waldo Emerson
Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
What you are comes to you.
The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Our best thoughts come from others.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.