Decay and disease are often beautiful, like the pearly tear of the shellfish and the hectic glow of consumption.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Contributed by: Zaady
So thouroughly and sincerely are we compelled to reverencing our lives and denying the possibility of change. 'This is the only way' we say, but there are so many ways, as there can be drawn radii from the center.
Do not despair of your life. You have force enough to overcome your obstacles.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him keep step to the music he hears, however measured and far away.
The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
Pity the man who has a character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is silent poor indeed.
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
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