Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?
A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.
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We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
Words are finite organs of the infinite mind. They cannot cover the dimensions of what is in truth. They break, chop, and impoverish it.
A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.