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There is more day left to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

("Walden, or Life in the Woods")


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Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
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We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven.
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Only that traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better.
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The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poor-house. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.
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A sentence should read as if its author had he held a plough instead of a pen, could have drawn a furrow deep and straight to the end.
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