Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay...
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan,...
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he...
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will...
Nothing is so much to be feared as fear
God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to...
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with...
Those whom we can love, we can hate; to others we are indifferent.
The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is...
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes...
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I...
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe...
The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.
Law never made men a whit more just.
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts,...
That awkward silence after a teacher yells at a student.
Silence is become his mother tongue.