Henry David Thoreau quotes
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
It is never too late to give up your prejudices
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau Short quotes ⇑
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
All Henry David Thoreau quotes ⇑
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
Any fool can make a rule And any fool will mind it.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined...
Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.