Public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our private opinion - what a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
As if there were safety in stupidity alone
Truths and roses have thorns about them.
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this...
I have lately been surveying the Walden woods so extensively and minutely that I now...
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they...
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
If you give money, spend yourself with it.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they...
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches...
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will...
We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels,...
The universe is wider than our views of it.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he...
God-friendship is for God-worshipers; They are the ones he confides in.
That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.