Henry David Thoreau
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison.
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We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
My friend is one... who take me for what I am.
That government is best which governs least. - from Civil Disobedience
If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated
I have learned this at least by my experiment that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
To reget deeply is to live afresh.
We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.
All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.
There are now-a-days professors of philosophy but not philosophers.
What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.
I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.
Which is - you know, like check it out, I'm pretty young, I'm only about 40 years old. I still have maybe another four decades of work left in me. And it's exceedingly likely that anything I write from this point forward is going to be judged by the world as the work that came after the freakish success of my last book, right?
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Words may be common but the thought conveyed by those words are always unique.
Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
God speaks to us through his language and our language but we only listen to our language