Henry David Thoreau Quotes


396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:



"All good things are cheap: all bad are very dear."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Worth Quotes
"A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure."
"Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"Law never made men a whit more just."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Law Quotes
"We hate the kindness which we understand."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Kindness Quotes
"The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste; the knowledge of the man of science is like timber collected in yards for public works, which still supports a green sprout here and there, but even this is liable to dry rot."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less. They love the soil which makes their graves, but have no sympathy with the spirit which may still animate their clay. Patriotism is a maggot in their heads."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes
"Do what you love. Know you own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?"
"To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically."
"To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but to so love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes
"There are now-a-days professors of philosophy but not philosophers"
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes
"In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny"
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes
"There are now-a-days professors of philosophy but not philosophers."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Philosophy Quotes



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