While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in...
It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
This world is but canvas to our imaginations
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism...
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song...
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you...
In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations...
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate...
It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and...
Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it
What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to...
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This...
We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
A man's interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry...
Do what nobody else can do for you. Omit to do anything else.