Sweep away the clutter of things that complicate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Contributed by: Zaady
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
If a man does not keep pace with his companion, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
How earthy old people become - mouldy as the grave! Their wisdom smacks of the earth. There is no foretaste of immortality in it. They remind me of earthworms and mole crickets.
If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologic. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought - with these I deal.
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.
The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste. . . .
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
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