This spending of the best part of one's life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it.
Henry David Thoreau
My friend is one... who take me for what I am.
One chair for solitude, two for friendship, and three for society.
Man is an animal who more than any other can adapt himself to all climates and circumstances.
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.
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?