HENRY DAVID THOREAU Quotes

We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.

Henry David Thoreau

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves

Henry David Thoreau

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Henry David Thoreau

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Henry David Thoreau

City life is millions of people being lonesome together.

Henry David Thoreau

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

Henry David Thoreau

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau

Thank God, they cannot cut down the clouds!

Henry David Thoreau

We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature."

Henry David Thoreau

What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?

Henry David Thoreau

When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.

Henry David Thoreau

Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.

Henry David Thoreau

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Henry David Thoreau

Goodness is the only investment which never fails.

Henry David Thoreau
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