American essayist and poet

Prudence is the virtue of the sense. It is the science of Appearances. It is the outmost action of the inward life.

Prudence is the virtue of the sense. It is the science of Appearances. It is the outmost action of the inward life.

Thought is the property of those only who can entertain it.

Thought is the property of those only who can entertain it.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Thought...quickly tends to convert itself into a power, And organizes a huge instrumentality of means.

Thought...quickly tends to convert itself into a power, And organizes a huge instrumentality of means.

The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, And not down; aspires and not despairs.

The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, And not down; aspires and not despairs.

The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.

The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.

The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil is dissipation.

The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil is dissipation.

The music that can deepest reach, And cure all ill, is cordial speech.

The music that can deepest reach, And cure all ill, is cordial speech.

The nobler the truth or sentiment, the less imports the question of authorship.

The nobler the truth or sentiment, the less imports the question of authorship.

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