Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau
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Talk about slavery! It is not the peculiar institution of the South. It exists wherever men are bought and sold, wherever a man allows himself to be made a mere thing or a tool, and surrenders his inalienable rights of reason and conscience. Indeed, this slavery is more complete than that which enslaves the body alone… I never yet met with, or heard of, a judge who was not a slave of this kind, and so the finest and most unfailing weapon of injustice. He fetches a slightly higher price than the black men only because he is a more valuable slave.
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks! Where is the country’s champion, the Moore of Moore Hall, to meet him at the Deep Cut and thrust an avenging lance between the ribs of the bloated pest?
More quotes about Wisdom
The person is a poor judge who by an action can be disgraced more in failing than they can be honored in succeeding.
What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.
All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do, and bark.
Five minutes of today are worth as much to me, as five minutes in the next millennium. Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.