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


Common sense is the best sense I know of.

Lord Chesterfield

The past is the tomorrow that got away.

Leonard L. Levinson

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

John Bay

Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.

Sir John Vanbrugh

Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world a prescription often given, too rarely taken.

Dr. Karl Menninger

Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.

Lord Chesterfield »

I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly There is a tendency for the world to say to America, the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out, and then to worry when America wants to sort them out.

Tony Blair »