"I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Henry David Thoreau on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Henry David Thoreau on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Henry David Thoreau on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Henry David Thoreau on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Henry David Thoreau on Abraham Lincoln
"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."