Henry David Thoreau Quotes

396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:

"I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature."
"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?"
"Truths and roses have thorns about them."
"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
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"It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know."
"Those whom we can love, we can hate; to others we are indifferent."
"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."
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"Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces."
"Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something."
"Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors."
"How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it."
"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new."
"If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music in which he hears, however measured, or far away."
"What is once well done is done forever."
"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
"An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."
"There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself."
"I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn."

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