The eye may see for the hand, but not for the mind.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Contributed by: Zaady
The eye is the jewel of the body.
My eye is educated to discover anything on the ground, as chestnuts, etc. It is probably wholesomer to look at the ground much than at the heavens.
Source: 24 October 1857, Journal X: 125
We must have infinite faith in each other. If we have not, we must never let it leak out that we have not.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
Enemies publish themselves. They declare war. The friend never declares his love.
Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in Nature - daily to be shown matter, To come in contact with it - rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks. The solid earth! . . .
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
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