Henry David Thoreau
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Truths and roses have thorns about them.
Henry David Thoreau — quotes and aphorisms
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.
Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.