Henry David Thoreau Quotes

396 Henry David Thoreau quotes:

"There is no remedy for love but to love more"
"The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence about language."
"A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.... What I began by reading, I must finish by acting."
"Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?"
"A man's interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town."
"Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!"
"All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning."
"An unclean person is universally a slothful one."
"As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society."
"Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years."
"Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics even more than by the manner in which they are treated."
"Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside."
"Do what nobody else can do for you. Omit to do anything else."
"Every people have gods to suit their circumstances."
"Faith never makes a confession."
"Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through, and you could go in the back way."
"Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling."
"God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us."
"Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars."
"How can any man be weak who dares to be at all?"

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