(Progressive Farmer image by USDA Photo Archives, May 1942)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotations from notable folks.

The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.
Judy Garland

Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.
William Penn

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
George Meredith

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Luke 12:34 (KJV)

The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.
Jackie Robinson

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
Martin Luther

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
Walt Disney

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
Proverbs 21:20 (KJV)

A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.
J.R.R. Tolkien

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Louisa May Alcott

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?
Queen Elizabeth II

The best part is that I'm still here and, because the end is in sight, I treasure it all more.
Diane Keaton

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
Mahatma Gandhi

Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
John Milton

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Lord Byron


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