All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
I find it so difficult to dispose of the few facts which to me are significant, that I hesitate to burden my attention with those which are insignificant.
In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail.
A government which deliberately enacts injustice, and persists in it, will at length ever become the laughing-stock of the world.