Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they...
Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors...
Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the...
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
I only desire sincere relations with the worthiest of my acquaintance, that they may give...
Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this...
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What...
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer,...
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they...
It takes two to speak the truth one to speak, and another to hear.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only...
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Be not simply good - be good for something.
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction
Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; Freedom is something that people take...
The Bible does not provide a map for life - only a compass.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.