Henry David Thoreau Quotes on art

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

By: Henry David Thoreau

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

By: Henry David Thoreau

The man who goes alone can start today.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

The heart is forever inexperienced... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart.. view

By: Henry David Thoreau

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain... view

By: Henry David Thoreau

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts... view

By: Henry David Thoreau