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 child begins the world again.
There is no just and serene criticism as yet.
If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you...
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in...
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for...
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not...
Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors...
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that...
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only...
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago...
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,...