Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis."
"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."
"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity."
"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
"Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors."
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
"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."