HENRY DAVID THOREAU Quotes

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

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 days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

Henry David Thoreau

The lawyer\'s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.

Henry David Thoreau

To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.

Henry David Thoreau

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.

Henry David Thoreau

How can they expect a harvest of thought who have not had the seed time of character.

Henry David Thoreau

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.

Henry David Thoreau

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