Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves
Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Thank God, they cannot cut down the clouds!
Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature."
When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.
Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.
Routine is a ground to stand on, a wall to retreat to; we cannot draw on our boots without bracing ourselves against it.