Knowledge does not come to us by details but by lieferungs from the gods.—Journal, 7 July 1851
Most men, it seems to me, do not care for Nature and would sell their share in all her beauty, as long as they may live, for a stated sum—many for a glass of rum. Thank God, men cannot as yet fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!—Journal, 3 January 1861
Nature is a greater and more perfect art, the art of God.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity.—Journal, 5 January 1856
Thank God, no Hindoo tyranny prevailed at the framing of the world, but we are freemen of the universe, and not sentenced to any cast.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers 
The Deity would be reverenced, not feared.—Early Essays and Miscellanies
The gods are of no sect; they side with no man.—Journal, 15 April 1841
The unconscious of man is the consciousness of God.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
There is more of God, and divine help, in my little finger, than in idle prayer and trust.—Journal, 29 January 1841
There is no such thing as sliding up hill. In morals the only sliders are back-sliders.—Journal, 17 June 1854
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