The future is no more uncertain than the present.
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
We convince by our presence.
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains.