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


The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices -- to be found in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own -- for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

Rod Serling

Let us hope that we are all preceded in this world by a love story.

Don Snyder

It is impossible to love and to be wise.

Francis Bacon

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.

Author Unknown

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.

anonymous, Letter to the Editor, The Advocate »

What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.

Havelock Ellis »