"It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all."
"It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof."
"Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate."
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
"Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes."
"Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it."
"Men have become the tools of their tools."
"Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison."
"Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life."
"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."