As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
We hate the kindness which we understand.
Where there is an observatory and a telescope, we expect that any eyes will see...
The meeting of two eternities, the past and future....is precisely the present moment.
All good things are wild, and free.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This...
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction
There never was and is not likely soon to be a nation of philosophers, nor...
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one...
Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we...
It is not all books that are as dull as their readers.
The Canadians of those days, at least, possessed a roving spirit of adventure which carried...
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them...
One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors; for to dwell upon them is...
Do what nobody else can do for you. Omit to do anything else.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate...
As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past...