I stopped short in the path today to admire how the trees grow up without forethought regardless of the time and circumstances. They do not wait as men do—now is the golden age of the sapling—Earth, air, sun, and rain, are occasion enough—.
Henry David Thoreau
Truth strikes us from behind and in the dark, as well as from before and in broad daylight.
Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.
How can we expect a harvest of thought who have not had a seed-time of character?
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.