If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and...
It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it...
I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were...
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I...
The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Law never made men a whit more just.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics even more than by...
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with...
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
Faith never makes a confession.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them...
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most...
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of...