Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other.

Henry David Thoreau

What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.

Henry David Thoreau

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated?

Henry David Thoreau

This world is but canvas to our imaginations

Henry David Thoreau

There can be no very black misery to him who lives in the midst of Nature and has his senses still.

Henry David Thoreau

People lead lives of quiet desperation.

Henry David Thoreau

It takes two to speak the truth one to speak, and another to hear.

Henry David Thoreau

I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.

Henry David Thoreau

Men are born to succeed, not fail.

Henry David Thoreau

Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident - It is as common as life.

Henry David Thoreau

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

Henry David Thoreau

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

Henry David Thoreau

Knowledge does not come to us in details, but in flashes of light from heaven.

Henry David Thoreau

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.

Henry David Thoreau

Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent.

Henry David Thoreau

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

Henry David Thoreau

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