Untitle Essay, Research Paper
1. ?I should not talk about myself if there were anybody whom I knew so well.? (p.2, ln.1)
2. ?… they are employed… laying up treasures which moth and rust will corrupt and thieves break through and steal. It is a fool?s life, as they will find when they get to the end of it, if not before.? (p.3, ln.29)
3. ? The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.? (p.4, ln.21)
4. ? What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.? (p.6, ln.5)
5. ?What everybody echoes of in silence passes by as true today may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow…? (p.6, ln.29?
6. ?But man?s capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he can do by any precedents, so little has been tried.? (p.8, ln.11)
7. ?Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other?s eyes for an instant?? (p.8, ln.25)
8. ? No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure that there is greater anxiety, commonly to have
Learn from your own experiences. Know yourself.
Don?t care about wealth if your soul is wealthy then you have enough.
Treat each other kindly and then you?ll begin to see the best of human kind.
Be confident in yourself. Be able to love what you see in the mirror every morning. Then you?ll go places.
Never take what people say as the truth. Make up your own mind about it.
Don?t say you can?t because no one ever has. You could always be the first.
Things change so drastically when you look at it from a different view. People don?t see it enough.
Society often place emphasis on things that shouldn?t always be emphasized.
Fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience.? p. 19, ln.17)
9. ?… for he considers. Not what is truly respectable, but what is respected.? (p. 19, ln.30)
10. ?Every generation laughs a the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.? (p. 23, ln.19)
11. ?In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high. (p. 24, ln.4)
12. ? While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them.? (p. 30, ln. 29)
13. ? There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.? (p. 69, ln.3)
14. ?We should impart our courage, and not our despair, our health and ease, and not our disease, and take care that this does not spread by contagion.? (p. 71, ln.29)
15. ?If one may judge who rarely looks into the newspapers, nothing new does ever happen in foreign parts, a French Revolution not expected.? (p.89, ln. 19)
16. ?We are a race of tit-men, and soar but little higher in our intellectual flights than the columns of the daily paper.? (p. 102, ln. 1)
Be a nonconformist. Look to what you know is the right thing, not the popular thing.
Learn from history. Know that what?s going on now isn?t going to be hip forever.
Take out all the stops, even if you fail, you?ll have accomplished something.
Perhaps in these many years of our existence we have truly inside not advanced that much.
It stinks when people hav egood intentions, but the result isn?t good. We have to remember what their intentions were though. It lessens the smell.
A lot of times we?re in a negative mood and we give it off to people. We shouldn?t do this, we should share with people the best part of ourselves, while not ignoring our faults.
Loads of stuff happens in foreign parts. A lot of it impacts us as well. It?s funny that Thoreau put this bit about the French Revolution and then later there was one. I wonder if he read the newspaper then.
Challenge your intellect. Be big.
17. ?I do not wish to flatter my townsmen, nor to be flattered by them, for that will not advance either of us. We need to be provoked, goaded like oxen, as we are, into a trot.? (p.102, ln.30)
18. ?Follow your genius closely enough, and it will not fail to show you a fresh prospect every hour.? (p.106, ln.29)
19. ? Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then.? (p.112, ln.12)
20. ?He had been instructed only in that innocent and ineffectual way… by which the pupil is never educated to consciousness, but only to the degree of trust and reverence, and a child is not made a man, but kept a child.? (p.139, ln.1)
21. ?I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as then I did, thievery and robbery would be unknown. These take place only in communities where some have got more than is sufficient while others have not enough.? (p.63, ln.8)
22. ?Be rather the Mungo Park, the Lewis and Clarke and Frobisher, of your higher lattitudes, … Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.? (p.300, ln.10)
23. ?Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made.? (p.305, ln.5)
I think you should be nice, but sometimes you have to be mean to get people to think.
You can?t get bored exploring your own mind.
Don?t think about what is planned for you. Follow the path you make for yourself, ignore the directions of the fortune cookie.
Don?t take everything you hear as truth. You aren?t totally educated until you can think for yourself.
What about kleptomaniacs?
Challenge yourself. Think like you?ve never thought before.
Forget about what other people are doing and focus on you, your goals, and what you want to do.
24. ?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.? (p.305, ln.9)
25. ?Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe.? (p.306, ln.29)
26. ?The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is.? (p.307, ln.3)
It?s alright to be different. As long as you?re hearing something. It doesn?t even have to be a drum.
Sometimes people lie to avoid hurting others or to be polite. This is good, but on occasion it weaves a tangled web.
Don?t find faults with your life, count your blessings and be content.