"As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Henry David Thoreau on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Henry David Thoreau on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Henry David Thoreau on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Henry David Thoreau on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."