Quote by Henry David Thoreau
All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.
This quote suggests that regardless of age or social status, all men are essentially similar and interconnected like children from one family. It implies that they are united by shared experiences and routines, such as bedtime stories and waking up in the morning. By emphasizing this common ground, the quote emphasizes the universal nature of humanity and highlights the underlying similarities that bind us all together, regardless of our external differences.
Two households, both alike in dignityIn fair Verona, where we lay our sceneFrom ancient grudge break to new mutinyWhere civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foesA pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life Whose misadventured piteous overthrowsDo with their death bury their parents' strife.