See only that thou work and thou canst not escape the reward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Mr. Emerson visited Thoreau at the jail, and the meeting between the two philosophers must have been interesting and somewhat dramatic. The account of the meeting was told me by Miss Maria Thoreau Henry Thoreaus auntHenry, why are you here? Waldo, why are you not here?
Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
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He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant [excessive thought]. You may talk as other people do: you may say to a man, Sir, I am your most humble servant. You are not his most humble servant. You may say, These are bad times; it is a melancholy thing to be reserved to such times. You don’t mind the times … You may talk in this manner; it is a mode of talking in Society; but don’t think foolishly.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
How lovely the little river is, with its dark changing wavelets! It seems to me like a living companion while I wander along the bank, and listen to its low, placid voice…
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.