It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
That government is best which governs least.
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
We hate the kindness which we understand.
Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.
Be not simply good - be good for something.
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the...
Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul...
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the...
The heart is forever inexperienced.
The way by which you may get money almost without exception leads downward.
As if there were safety in stupidity alone
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this...
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I...
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they...
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude
Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler...
That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Faith never makes a confession.