They make their pride," he said, "in making their dinner cost much; I make my pride in making my dinner cost little." When asked at table what dish he preferred, he answered, "The nearest.
Henry David Thoreau
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The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent.
Now-a-days, men wear a fool's cap, and call it a liberty cap.
I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.
I rejoice that there are owls. Let them do the idiotic and maniacal hooting for men. It is a sound admirably suited to swamps and twilight woods which no day illustrates, suggesting a vast and undeveloped nature which men have not recognized.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
We cannot see anything until we are possessed with the idea of it, take it into our heads, - and then we can hardly see anything else.
The first sparrow of spring! The year beginning with younger hope than ever!
My enemies are worms, cool days, and most of all woodchucks.
He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
More than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness ... Give me the truth.
We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.