The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work.
It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy.
Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind, as harrowing and planting those of the earth.
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it.
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance.
Be what you would seem to be – or, if you’d like it put more simply – a house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.
For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
It seems that it is madder never to abandon one’s self than often to be infatuated; better to be wounded, a captive and a slave, than always to walk in armor.
A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.
Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.