The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the...
The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to...
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
The perception of beauty is a moral test.
Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul...
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it...
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as...
As if there were safety in stupidity alone
Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,...
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
All good things are wild, and free.
Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves...
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed...
Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success
All conservation of wildness is self-defeating, for to cherish we must see and fondle, and...