HENRY DAVID THOREAU Quotes

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

A friend is one who takes me for what I am.

Henry David Thoreau

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows. The really diligent student in one of the crowded hives of Cambridge College is as solitary as a dervis in the desert.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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

Henry David Thoreau

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.

Henry David Thoreau

Our circumstances answer to our expectations and the demand of our natures.

Henry David Thoreau

What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

Henry David Thoreau

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

Henry David Thoreau

Water is the only drink for a wise man

Henry David Thoreau

The birds I heard today, which, fortunately, did not, within the scope of mind science, sang as freshly as if it had been the first morning of creation.

Henry David Thoreau

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 whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

Henry David Thoreau

All good things are wild and free.

Henry David Thoreau

Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in nature ñ daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it ñ rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks. The solid earth!

Henry David Thoreau
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