I went to
the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential
facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when
I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
I did not wish to live
what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation,
unless it was quite necessary.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all
the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all
that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to
drive life into a corner, and
reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get
the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the
Earth; or if it were sublime, to
know it by experience, and be able to give a true account ...
is rich in proportion to things he can
afford to let alone.
Seek to dispel delusion
and all that is false.
Transcendental spiritual truths are
revealed through nature.
a deliberate wakefulness to the essential facts of life.
is essential for attainment
of an inner clarity.
divine source of all things
exists in nature.
divine reality is not
exhausted by nature.
There exists within each human being
a moral sense,
a rational sense and an
intuitive capacity for spiritual
The search for
ultimate reality begins
with simplification and with
the desire for clarity of
vision and spiritual
There will never be a free and enlightened State until the
State comes to recognize the
individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power
and authority are derived, and treats individuals accordingly.
We saunter toward the Holy Land, till one day the
sun shall shine more
brightly than ever he has done,
shall perchance shine into
our minds and hearts, and
light up our whole lives with a
great awakening light, as warm and serene and golden as on a bankside in
The morning, the most
memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour.
Morning is when
I am awake and there is
a dawn in me.
Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some
part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the
day and night.
Little is to be expected of that day to which we are not awakened by
our own newly acquired force and aspirations from within, accompanied by the
undulations of celestial music, instead of factory bells.
fragrance fills the air with a
higher life than we fell asleep from; and thus the darkness bear its fruit, and
prove itself to be good, no less than the light.
All memorable events,
I should say, transpire in morning time and in a morning atmosphere.
him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the
sun, the day is a perpetual morning.
It matters not what the
clocks say or the attitudes and labors of
Moral reform is the
effort to throw off sleep.
Millions are awake enough for
physical labor; only one in a million awake enough for
exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a
To be awake is to be
never yet met a man who was quite awake.
reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aids, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn,
which does not forsake us in
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable
ability of man to elevate his life by a
It is something to be able to paint a particular image, or to carve a
statue, and so to make a few objects
beautiful; but it is far more
glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we
look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the
highest of arts.
Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its
details, worthy of the contemplation of his most
elevated and critical hour.
I heartily accept the motto,
"That government is best which governs least".
I should like to see it
acted upon more rapidly and systematically.
Carried out, it finally
amounts to this, which also I believe -
"That government is best which
governs not at all".
When men are prepared for it, that will be the
kind of government which they will have.
Government is at best but
an expedient; but most governments
are usually, and all governments are sometimes,
objections which have been
brought against a standing
army, many and weighty, may also at last be brought against a standing
army is only an arm of the standing government.
the mode which the people allow,
is equally liable to be
abused and perverted before the people can act through it.
the present Mexican war, the work
of comparatively few using the standing government as their tool; the people
would not have consented.
This US government - what is it but a
tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to
posterity, but each instant losing some of its
It has not the vitality and
force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his
It is a sort of wooden gun to the people themselves.
People must have some complicated machinery or
other, and hear its din, to
satisfy that idea of
government which they have.
Governments show thus how
successfully men can be imposed on.
is excellent, we must all allow.
Yet this government
never of itself furthered any
enterprise, but by the
alacrity with which it got out of its way.
not keep the country free.
It does not settle the West.
It does not educate.
The character inherent in the
American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have
done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
For government is an expedient by which men would fain succeed in
letting one another alone; and, as has been said, when it is most expedient,
the governed are most let alone by it.
Trade and commerce, if they were
not made of india-rubber, would never manage to
bounce over the obstacles which
legislators are continually putting in their way.
If one were to judge
these men wholly by the effects of their actions and not partly by their
intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those
mischievous persons who put obstructions
on the railroads.
To speak practically and as a citizen, unlike
those who call themselves anarchists, I ask for, not no government, but at once
a better government.
Let every man make known what kind of government
would command his respect, and that
will be one step toward obtaining it.
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