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
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As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
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Men have become the tools of their tools.
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If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to...
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Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
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The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns...
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude
Faith never makes a confession.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that...