Montaigne says, Books are a languid pleasure, but I find certain books vital and spermatic, not leaving the reader what he was; he shuts the book a richer man. I would never willingly read any other than such.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.
Make the most of yourself… for that is all there is of you.
Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.