Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.
The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods
No facts to me are sacred; none are profane.
What is the hardest task in the world? To Think
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence