Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Only that day dawns to which we are awake... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

It is too late to be studying Hebrew.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

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

By: Henry David Thoreau

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Justice is sweet and musical.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Live the life you've dreamed... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Make the most of your regrets.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love!.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Men are born to succeed, not to fail... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Men have become the tools of their tools... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

The law will never make a man free.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau