A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
Things do not change; we change.
There never was and is not likely soon to be a nation of philosophers, nor am I certain it is desirable that there should be.
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
A man's interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town.
Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above language.
There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse, which all combine to uphold.
Some are reputed sick and some are not. It often happens that the sicker man is the nurse to the sounder.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.
What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.