It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
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