Children

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Kindness to children, love for children, goodness to children—these are the only investments that never fail.

Henry David Thoreau

Books

Books:

 DSC_0006Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own to plead, but while they enlighten and sustain the reader his common sense will not refuse them. Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.”

Henry David Thoreau, Walden.

Build Your Foundation

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

Henry David Thoreau, Walden.

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Hendrik Gerritsz Pot – “Flora’s Wagon of Fools” circa 1637.

Build your dream, justify it later…

Immerse Yourself in Nature

McKinley_and_hikerTake long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.

Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.