"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."
"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone."
"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."
"There is danger that we lose sight of what our friend is absolutely, while considering what she is to us alone."
"No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well."
"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."
"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."
"The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness."
"I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will."
"I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."
"There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself."
"True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance."
"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."
"Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it."
"It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things."
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
"All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man."
"What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party."
"What is called genius is the abundance of life and health."
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
"There is no remedy for love but to love more."
"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts."
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it."