I have scarcely heard of a truer sacrament, that is, as the dictionary defines it, "outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace," than this, and I have no doubt that they were originally inspired directly from Heaven to do thus, though they have no Biblical record of the revelation.
Henry David Thoreau
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Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. Not yet subdued to man, its presence refreshes him.
Two sturdy oaks I mean, which side by side, Withstand the winter's storm, And spite of wind and tide, Grow up the meadow's pride, For both are strong Above they barely touch, but undermined Down to their deepest source, Admiring you shall find Their roots are intertwined Insep'rably.
Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave. What if equal pains were taken to smooth and polish their manners?
Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
To the SICK the doctors wisely recommed a change of air and scenery.
Will you be a reader, a student merely, or a seer? Read your fate, see what is before you, and walk on into futurity.
Every man has to learn the points of compass again as often as he awakes, whether from sleep or any abstraction. Not till we are lost, in other words not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.
Good writing as well as good acting will be obedience to conscience. There must not be a particle of will or whim mixed with it. If we can listen, we shall hear. By reverently listening to the inner voice, we may reinstate ourselves on the pinnacle of humanity.
Begin where you are and such as you are, without aiming mainly to become of more worth, and with kindness aforethought, go about doing good.
No wealth can buy the requisite leisure, freedom, and independence which are the capital in this profession.
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious and quaking swamps.