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.
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream-world into reality
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them
There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
Every man is the builder of a Temple called his body, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.
I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while.
Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.