The virtues of a superior man are like the wind; the virtues of a common man are like the grass; the grass, when the wind passes over it, bends.
Henry David Thoreau
It is a surprising and memorable, as well as valuable experience, to be lost in the woods any time.
The man I meet with is not often so instructive as the silence he breaks.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage.
There is no such thing as accomplishing a righteous reform by the use of 'expediency.' There is no such thing as sliding up hill. In morals, the only sliders are backsliders.
Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.