If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture than you are a victim of it.
An idea is a feat of association.
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
The most enviable writers are those who, quite often unanalytically and unconsciously, have realized that there are different facets to their nature and are able to live and work with now one, now another, in the ascendant.
The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it.
Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.
There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.