Men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show...
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises?...
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan,...
Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit,...
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined!
Public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our private opinion - what a man...
The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
The meeting of two eternities, the past and future....is precisely the present moment.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things....
There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is...
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
The great law of culture is: Let each become all that he was capable of...