We falsely attribute to men a determined character - putting together all their yesterdays - and averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is the silent poor indeed.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Contributed by: Zaady
The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed.
Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties.
Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure to sustain him.
It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.
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.
It is not worth while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.
Things do not change; we change.
All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every second.
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