It takes two to speak truth, one to speak and another to hear.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are...
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy,...
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for...
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can...
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
Faith never makes a confession.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
What is once well done is done forever.
In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations...
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or...
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by...
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and...
Is the babe young? When I behold it, it seems more venerable than the oldest...
I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for...
Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.