There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises?...
Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we...
Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the...
May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love!
I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear...
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the...
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it..
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction
As if there were safety in stupidity alone.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single...
Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and Spring. If there is no response...
Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you...
I was not designed to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let...
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it
An unclean person is universally a slothful one.
Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself to get new...
Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.