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I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
Commonly men will only be brave as their fathers were brave, or timid.
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.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.
Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.
All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
that he live in all respects so compactly and preparedly that, if an enemy take the town, he can, like the old philosopher, walk out the gate empty-handed without anxiety.
We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven
A man thinking or working will always be alone, let him be where he will.
It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.
God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages.
Thu luxury of one class is counterbalanced by the indigence of another.
If a man is alive, there is always danger that he may die, though the danger must be allowed to be less in proportion as he is dead-and-alive to begin with. A man sits as many risks as he runs.
It is not all books that are as dull as their readers.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity.
Man is an animal who more than any other can adapt himself to all climates and circumstances.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town... he can walk out the gate empty-handed and without anxiety.
None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.
It is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women.
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.
Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice.
Talk of heaven! ye disgrace earth.
Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind. If you give money, spend yourself with it, and do not merely abandon it to them.
The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.
Man wanted a home, a place for warmth, or comfort, first of physical warmth, then the warmth of the affections.
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.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Next to us is not the workman whom we have hired, with whom we love so well to talk, but the workman whose work we are.
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar
Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.
Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, or is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent.
Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
The works of the great poets have never yet been read by mankind, for only great poets can read the.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!
Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven.
See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds.