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I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. - Henry David Thoreau 

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.                             Lao Tzu                                                                                                             

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
                                            Henry David Thoreau

Men have become the tools of their tools.                                              Henry David Thoreau

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.                                  Henry David Thoreau

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.                                              Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
                                                       Henry David Thoreau

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
                                                       Henry David Thoreau

Truths and roses have thorns about them.                                                 Henry David Thoreau

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.                    Henry David Thoreau

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.                                                                            Henry David Thoreau

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
                                     Henry David Thoreau

That government is best which governs least.                              Henry David Thoreau

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.   Henry David Thoreau

In wildness is the preservation of the world.                                Henry David Thoreau

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

Calmness is the cradle of power. - Josiah Gilbert Holland

Nature is the master of talents;      

genius is the master of nature.                                                                                         Josiah Gilbert Holland

The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on.                                             Josiah Gilbert Holland

God gives every bird its food, but God does not throw it into its nest.
                                                  Josiah Gilbert Holland

There is no royal road to anything, one thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.  
                                                  Josiah Gilbert Holland

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When you're finished changing, you're finished.                              Benjamin Franklin

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.                              Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.                                                      Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.                        Benjamin Franklin

Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.                                Benjamin Franklin

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.                                                                                             Benjamin Franklin

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.                                                                       Benjamin Franklin

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. - Ernest Holmes

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

When the solution is simple, God is answering.                              Albert Einstein

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Albert Einstein

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Albert Einstein

Life is love - enjoy it.             Sai Baba

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.                                  Buddha

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.                           Confucius

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.                                                                                       Audrey Hepburm

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.                                        Sholom Aleichem

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
                                                      Hans Christian Andersen

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
                                                         Leonardo da Vinci

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. - Socrates