52 Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

52 Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau




52 Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau. Here are the best Henry David Thoreau quotes and sayings to read that will inspire you at the same time. Henry David Thoreau is one of the best poets of all time, essay writer, and philosopher. Henry David Thoreau is also known for his book Walden and by his essay, Civil Disobedience. May you find this famous Henry David Thoreau quotes useful to you, to serve as your motivation for whatever your plans in life. Share these inspirational Henry David Thoreau quotes with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them as well.


Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

1. Things do not change; we change. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

2. Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

3. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

4. I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

5. 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. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

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



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

7. We are constantly invited to be what we are. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

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



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

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



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

10. If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

11. When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

12. The question is not what you look at, but what you see. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

13. Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

14. It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

15. If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

16. Dreams are the touchstones of our characters. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

17. The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

18. I can alter my life by altering my attitude. He who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

19. It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

20. You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

21. All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

22. I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

23. That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.  - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

24. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

25. Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

26. Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

27. Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

28. All good things are wild and free. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

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



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

30. The path of least resistance leads to crooked rivers and crooked men. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

31. In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

32. Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

33. This world is but canvas to our imaginations. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

34. Amid a world of noisy, shallow actors it is noble to stand aside and say, 'I will simply be. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

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



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

36. I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

37. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

38. We are born as innocents. We are polluted by advice. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

39. A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

40. The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

41. It is never too late to give up your prejudices. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

42. Men are born to succeed, not to fail. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

43. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

44. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

45. It is not worth the while to let our imperfections disturb us always. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

46. To be awake is to be alive. I have never yet met a man who was quite awake. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

47. There is no remedy for love but to love more. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

48. Be resolutely and faithfully what you are; be humbly what you aspire to be. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

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



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

50. It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to hear. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

51. In the long run men only hit what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high. - Henry David Thoreau



Famous quotes and sayings by Henry David Thoreau

52. All change is a miracle to contemplate, but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant. - Henry David Thoreau

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