Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

“Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson Source: From the 1870 book Society and Solitude, “Books”

Helen Keller Quote

“We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond the senses.”  — Helen Keller Source: from the 1908 book The World I Live In, Part VIII, The Five-Sensed World