Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. (Henry David Thoreau) He who owns little is little owned. (Henry David Thoreau) If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. (Henry David Thoreau) Men have become the tools of their tools. (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) -- (Henry David Thoreau) The cost of a thing is the amount of . . . life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. (Henry David Thoreau) The truly efficient laborer will not crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task, surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure, and then do what he loves best. (Henry David Thoreau)