To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but to so love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they...
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to...
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one...
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream-world into reality
While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who...
That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
I only desire sincere relations with the worthiest of my acquaintance, that they may give...
All this worldly wisdom was once the unnameable heresy of some wise man.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they...
We were born to succeed, not to fail.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag...
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to...