Henry David Thoreau Quotes

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

Henry David Thoreau

Things do not change, we change.

Henry David Thoreau

What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.

Henry David Thoreau

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.

Henry David Thoreau

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Henry David Thoreau

The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.

Henry David Thoreau

We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke strops our vice.

Henry David Thoreau

Public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our private opinion - what a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate

Henry David Thoreau

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

Henry David Thoreau

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream-world into reality.

Henry David Thoreau

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau

Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Henry David Thoreau

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Henry David Thoreau

If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.

Henry David Thoreau

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