There are some who complain most energetically and inconsolably of any, because they are, as they say, doing their duty. I also have in my mind that seemingly wealthy, but most terribly impoverished class of all, who have accumulated dross, but know not how to use it, or get rid of it, and thus have forged their own golden or silver fetters.
Henry David Thoreau
A man thinking or working will always be alone, let him be where he will.
Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.
The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.
We are more anxious to speak than to be heard.