ALL noble souls through dust and heat
Rise from disaster and defeat the stronger;
And conscious still of the divine
Within them, lie on earth supine no longer.
Henry W. Longfellow
THE only knowledge that can really make us better is not of things and their laws, but of persons and their thoughts; and I would rather have an hour’s sympathy with one noble heart than read the law of gravitation through and through.
WE do not yet see that virtue is Height, and that a man or a company of men, plastic and permeable to principles, by the law of Nature must overpower and ride all cities, nations, kings, rich men, poets, who are not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
OUR estimate of human nature is in proportion to the best specimen of it we have witnessed.
Sir John Seeley
NO man securely doth command but he that hath learned readily to obey.
Thomas A Kempis
AN infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all the truly great men.