Henry David Thoreau Quotes

396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:

"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life."
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioning ability of man to evaluate his life by a conscious endeavor"
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"The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?"
"What is called genius is the abundance of life and health."
"What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
"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."
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"The bluebird carries the sky on his back."
"The language of friendship is not words but meanings."
"The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend."
"That government is best which governs least."
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"Dreams are the touchstones of our character."
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."
"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."
"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."
"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
"We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect."
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"It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate."
"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes."
"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."

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