If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated?
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking,...
Thinking is only a process of talking to yourself.
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy,...
It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that...
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Politics is the gizzard of society, full of gut and gravel.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only...
Poverty - it is life near the bone, where it is sweetest
That government is best which governs least.
We have not so good a right to hate any as our Friend.
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
Being is the great explainer.
That aim in life is highest which requires the highest and finest discipline.
Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of...
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only...
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag...
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is...
My Aunt Maria asked me to read the life of Dr. Chalmers, which, however, I...
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
The surest cure for vanity is loneliness