"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
"You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul."
"Who else goes to the woods to find peace only to discover themselves in the process? I find forests uncluttered the mind with each breath the trees afford me."
"A pious and proud minded cleric, with a great taste for good Virginia tobacco and a glass of something hot as for the penning of long sermons which sent everyone to sleep on Sundays."