Quotes by Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.

Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Other Great Authors


Where desire writhed there stands a stone; the change was sudden and complete.

Maggie Roche

We confide in our strength, without boasting of it we respect that of others, without fearing it.

Thomas Jefferson

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.

Glaser and Way

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

No man can discover his own talents.

Brendan Francis

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.

Don Marquis »

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his lttle finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.

William James »

Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded.

Virginia »