HENRY DAVID THOREAU Quotes

Goodness is the only investment which never fails.

Henry David Thoreau

Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the least act of injustice against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it.

Henry David Thoreau

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

Henry David Thoreau

To inherit property is not to be born -- it is to be still-born, rather.

Henry David Thoreau

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Henry David Thoreau

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?

Henry David Thoreau

This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.

Henry David Thoreau

Things do not change; we change.

Henry David Thoreau

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.

Henry David Thoreau

How can we expect a harvest of thought who have not had a seedtime of character?

Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

Henry David Thoreau
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