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
It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being...
It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest...
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
It is never too late to give up your prejudices
Faith never makes a confession.
That government is best which governs least.
It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that...
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to...
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you...
I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with...
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where...
The Canadians of those days, at least, possessed a roving spirit of adventure which carried...
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag...
It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
I have found that hollow, which even I had relied on for solid.
It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.