HENRY DAVID THOREAU Quotes

Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.

Henry David Thoreau

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Henry David Thoreau

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Henry David Thoreau

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau

This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.

Henry David Thoreau

Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced.

Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

They take their pride in making their dinner cost much; I take my pride in making my dinner cost little

Henry David Thoreau

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.

Henry David Thoreau

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Henry David Thoreau

Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.

Henry David Thoreau

The eye is the jewel of the body.

Henry David Thoreau

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

Henry David Thoreau
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