A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare within the house, nor time to spare within or without to shake it, I declined it, preferring to wipe my feet on the sod before my door. It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
Henry David Thoreau
Thus we kept on like true idealists, rejecting the evidence of our senses.
It's not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?
They make their pride," he said, "in making their dinner cost much; I make my pride in making my dinner cost little." When asked at table what dish he preferred, he answered, "The nearest.
There is no help for it; for he considers, not what is truly respectable, but what is respected.
Do not let your left hand know what your right hand does, for it is not worth knowing.