Even the best things are not equal to their fame.
Henry David Thoreau
Bankruptcy and repudiation are the spring-boards from which much of our civilization vaults and turns its somersets, but the savage stands on the unelastic plank of famine.
One may be drunk with love without being any nearer to finding his mate...Love must be as much a light as a flame.
Every little pine needle expanded and swelled with sympathy and befriended me.
If I should sell my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I am sure that for me there would be nothing left worth living for.
It is not for a man to put himself in such an attitude to society, but to maintain himself in whatever attitude he find himself through obedience to the laws of his being, which will never be one of opposition to a just government, if he should chance to meet with such.