The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This...
Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.
I have heard of a dog that barked at every stranger who approached his master's...
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that...
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song...
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the...
What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to...
To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is...
When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.
Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Law never made men a whit more just.
I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new...
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language.
Men are born to succeed, not fail.
We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep...
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag...