The foremost watchman on the peak announces his news. It is the truest word ever spoken, and the phrase will be th fittest, most musical, and the unerring voice of the world for that time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That which we persist on doing becomes easier, not that the nature of the task has changed , but our ability to do has increased.
Lose yourself in nature and find peace.
War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man.
These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world.
What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say.
In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life, is always a child. In the woods, is perpetual youth.
The lover seeks in marriage his private felicity and perfection, with no prospective end; and nature hides in his happiness her own ends, namely, progeny, or the perpetuity of the race.
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown.