Miles

Famous quotes containing the word miles:

    Fruits are acceptable gifts, because they are the flower of commodities, and admit of fantastic values being attached to them. If a man should send to me to come a hundred miles to visit him, and should set before me a basket of fine summer-fruit, I should think there was some proportion between the labor and the reward.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows. The really diligent student in one of the crowded hives of Cambridge College is as solitary as a dervis in the desert.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Isn’t it god’s own image? tramping his thirty miles a day
    after partridges, or a little rubber ball?
    wouldn’t you like to be like that, well off, and quite the thing?
    —D.H. (David Herbert)