Today is the birthday of Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862), writer and philosopher.
"Be not simply good - be good for something." - Henry David Thoreau
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." - 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
"Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations." - Henry David Thoreau
"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?" - Henry David Thoreau
"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau
"Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau
"In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
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Fireside Cats: 1955 - Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955, and the youngsters last seen here. The Buick is out of the picture, replaced by a battleship and a cat; clothes and hair hav...
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