The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Henry David Thoreau
Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fabulous.
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
Humility, like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.
We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defenses only of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be really free.
God is alone,-but the devil, he is far from being alone; he sees a great deal of company; he is legion.