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A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book...   Life
A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are ...   Life
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to l...   Life
A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the m...   Life
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay i...   Life
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.   Life
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the l...   Life
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man...   Life
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.   Life
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.   Life
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single th...   Life
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreo...   Life
As if we could kill time without injuring eternity!   Time
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; s...   Life
Be not simply good - be good for something.   Life
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.   Life
Being is the great explainer.   Life
Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.   Life
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of...   Life
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.   Life
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim a...   Life
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it fo...   Life
Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or fri...   Life
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where...   Life
Dreams are the touchstones of our character   Dreams
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees...   Nature
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously t...   Life
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not...   Life
For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are th...   Life
Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one anot...   Life
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have...   Life
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.   Life
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.   Nature
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the exper...   Life
How does it become a man to behave towards the American government tod...   Life
How earthy old people become - moldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks...   Life
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a b...   Life
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live...   Life
However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and cal...   Life
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective critici...   Life
I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the ma...   Life
I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to ke...   Nature
I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning...   Life
I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of h...   Life
I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. ...   Life
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of ...   Life
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companiona...   Life
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.   Life
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was...   Nature
I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I w...   Life
I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rath...   Life
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry,...   Business
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front on...   Life
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be cro...   Life
If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?   Life
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because...   Life
If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hear...   Life
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is i...   Nature
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the c...   Life
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for...   Life
If misery loves company, misery has company enough.   Life
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeav...   Dreams
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you ...   Life
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in ev...   Life
If you give money, spend yourself with it.   Life
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that...   Life
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will bel...   Life
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misundersta...   Life
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had be...   Life
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both ...   Life
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.   Life
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative ...   Life
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.   Life
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for...   Life
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What ar...   Life
It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.   Life
It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the h...   Life
It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.   Life
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.   Imagination
Law never made men a whit more just.   Life
Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.   Life
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and...   Life
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not ...   Life
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.   Life
Men have become the tools of their tools.   Life
Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.   Life
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the ...   Life
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are no...   Life
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflak...   Life
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye...   Nature
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.   Age
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.   Life
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.   Life
Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best ...   Life
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a dista...   Life
Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which aff...   Life
Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocen...   Life
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.   Life
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rat...   Life
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attentio...   Life
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.   Life
Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular p...   Life
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.   Dreams
Politics is the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the t...   Life
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk wi...   Life
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.   Life
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them a...   Life
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves a...   Nature
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two ...   Life
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.   Life
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.   Nature
That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.   Life
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his ha...   Life
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of t...   Life
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.   Nature
The Brahmins say that in their books there are many predictions of tim...   Life
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is re...   Life
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the ...   Life
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gen...   Life
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me wh...   Life
The heart is forever inexperienced.   Life
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.   Friendship
The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day daw...   Life
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with anothe...   Life
The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?   Life
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.   Life
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.   Friendship
The perception of beauty is a moral test.   Life
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.   Life
The savage in man is never quite eradicated.   Life
The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.   Life
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, o...   Life
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is str...   Life
There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part...   Life
There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.   Life
There is no remedy for love but to love more.   Life
There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspici...   Life
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and ...   Life
Things do not change; we change.   Change
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.   Life
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our ne...   Life
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.   Time
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who ed...   Life
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.   Life
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.   Life
To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble...   Life
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a ...   Life
Visit the Navy-Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American go...   Life
We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.   Life
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.   Life
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical ...   Life
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap ...   Life
We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.   Life
We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.   Life
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free,...   Education
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.   Life
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God...   Life
What is once well done is done forever.   Life
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to pu...   Society
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compare...   Life
What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old ...   Life
What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you be...   Life
What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet t...   Life
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. ...   Life
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such despe...   Life
You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds...   Nature