To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in...
Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself to get new...
Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics even more than by...
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream-world into reality.
We were born to succeed, not to fail.
Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments...
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to...
After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
No doubt another may also think for me; but it is not therefore desirable that...
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that...
All good things are wild, and free.
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he...
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they...
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
The purpose of education is to enlighten the student as to how to use their...