I love Nature partly because she is not man, but a retreat from him. None of his institutions control or pervade her. There a different kind of right prevails. In her midst I can be glad with an entire gladness. If this world were all man, I could not stretch myself, I should lose all hope. He is constraint, she is freedom to me. He makes me wish for another world. She makes me content with this.

Henry David Thoreau

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Mark Twain

A tree that is unbending is usually broken.

Loa Tzu

I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

Henry David Thoreau

We are all a little schizophrenic. Each of us has three different people living inside us every day—who you were, who you are and who you will become. The road to sanity is to recognize those identities, in order to know who you are today.

Shannon L. Alder

Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.

Bob Dylan

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who knows others is wise;

He who know himself is enlightened.

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

Mark Twain

City life is millions of people being lonesome together.

Henry David Thoreau

You must remember that no one lives a life free from pain and suffering.


Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is nothing more difficult to find than oneself.

Henry David Thoreau

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

Abraham Lincoln

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide
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