Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
By Ralph Waldo Emerson