Earned

Famous quotes containing the word earned:

    When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ... there is something quixotic in me about money, something meek and guilty. I want it and like it. But I cannot imagine insisting on it, pressing it out of people. I always vaguely feel: why should I have money when other people have it not? It is like taking the biggest piece of cake. And I can never feel that I have earned it.
    Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)

    I have not earned what I have already enjoyed.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)