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
Poverty - it is life near the bone, where it is sweetest
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by...
In wilderness is the preservation of the world.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul...
Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of...
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes...
The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns...
We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer,...
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not...
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises?...
Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
It is easier to sail many thousand miles through cold and storm and cannibals, in...
All government, of course, is against liberty.
Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reenactments; because a constant hold by the...