One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
In wilderness is the preservation of the world.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
How can any man be weak who dares to be at all?
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
What is once well done is done forever.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through, and you could go in the back way.
No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well.
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.