I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, near at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of, those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Men are born to succeed, not fail.
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.
Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments...
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what...
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that...
God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to...
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You...
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes...
Where there is an observatory and a telescope, we expect that any eyes will see...