"While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Henry David Thoreau on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Henry David Thoreau on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Henry David Thoreau on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Henry David Thoreau on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Henry David Thoreau on Mahatma Gandhi
"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
"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."
"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."
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