All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau
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Sometimes if I see negative things it really doesn’t faze me, because you’ve got to be tough and you’ve got to be you.
Civilisation will not last, freedom will not survive, peace will not be kept, unless a very large majority of mankind unite together to defend them and show themselves possessed of a constabulary power before which barbaric and atavistic forces will stand in awe.
By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
If you value a man’s regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper – and despise it.
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.