We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.
None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
The wilderness is near as well as dear to every man. Even the oldest villages are indebted to the border of wild wood which surrounds them, more than to the gardens of men. There is something indescribably inspiriting and beautiful in the aspect of the fo
A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. Observe how the greatest minds yield in some degree to the superstitions of their age.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language.
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.
Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages.
When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly..I think Any fool can make a rule And every fool will mind it.
Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.