The condition of the most passionate enthusiast is to be preferred over the individual who, because of the fear of making a mistake, won't in the end affirm or deny anything.
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Let each become all that he was created capable of being.
No violent extreme endures.
Category: Extremes And Extremists
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?
Conclusive facts are inseparable from inconclusive except by a head that already understands and knows.
I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing -- a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such; it is an accident, not a property of man.
If the cut of the costume indicates intellect and talent, then the color indicates temper and heart.
Society is founded upon cloth.
The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.