Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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

Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau

Wildness is the preservation of the World.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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
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