Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

American writer and philosopher
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us. Henry David Thoreau quotes

Quotes of the month

Unknown Author In the digital age, it turned out that fingers are much meaner than tongues... [09/16/2022 04:09:38] More


Alexey Suslov If your wife is sometimes very clever, be also sometimes very foolish. [09/23/2022 12:09:47] More


Vadim Siromyassky E-voting will be followed by virtual prosperity. [09/22/2022 01:09:09] More


Yuri Tatarkin Lucky goldfish live in troubled waters of chance. [09/09/2022 01:09:14] More


Yuri Tatarkin Even when a woman seems to want nothing, she wants to want something. [09/08/2022 10:09:04] More