Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
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I rejoice that there are owls. Let them do the idiotic and maniacal hooting for men.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
I like sometimes to take rank hold on life and spend my day more as the animals do.
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
I HEARTILY ACCEPT the motto,—That government is best which governs least; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.
Is the babe young? When I behold it, it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
I would remind my countrymen that they are to be men first, and Americans only at a late and convenient hour.
No doubt you can get more in your market for a quart of milk than for a quart of blood, but that is not the market that heroes carry their blood to.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
One little chore to do, one little commission to fulfil, one message to carry, would spoil heaven itself.
Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.
The ways by which you get money almost without exception lead downward.