What demon possessed me that I behaved so well? You may say the wisest thing you can old man, — you who have lived seventy years, not without honor of a kind,– I hear an irresistible voice which invites me away from all that.
Henry David Thoreau
That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess.
We know but few man, a great many coats and breeches.
As long as I have the friendship of the sesasons life will never be a burden to me.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. Not yet subdued to man, its presence refreshes him.