Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Henry David Thoreau Quotes
Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau

What is once well done is done forever.
Henry David Thoreau

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau

The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau Quotes on Love, Life and Truth

Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Henry David Thoreau

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Henry David Thoreau

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau

I have found that hollow, which even I had relied on for solid.
Henry David Thoreau

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau

Being is the great explainer.
Henry David Thoreau

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Inspirational Life Quotes

Henry David Thoreau Motivational Life Quotes
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
Henry David Thoreau

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
Henry David Thoreau

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau

Truths and roses have thorns about them.
Henry David Thoreau

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
Henry David Thoreau

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.
Henry David Thoreau

God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us.
Henry David Thoreau

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
Henry David Thoreau

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
Henry David Thoreau

That government is best which governs least.
Henry David Thoreau

There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
Henry David Thoreau

They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.
Henry David Thoreau

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau
 
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