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
As if there were safety in stupidity alone
For an impenetrable shield, stand inside yourself
I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I...
Visit the Navy-Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can...
There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may...
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only...
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in...
Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we...
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Be not simply good - be good for something.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them...
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not...
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a...
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
Poverty and War have no excuse.
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men....