Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.

Henry David Thoreau

There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world, and yet we tolerate incredible dullness.

Henry David Thoreau

There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.

Henry David Thoreau

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his souls estate.

Henry David Thoreau

A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book.

Henry David Thoreau

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.

Henry David Thoreau

Routine is a ground to stand on, a wall to retreat to; we cannot draw on our boots without bracing ourselves against it.

Henry David Thoreau

All good things are wild, and free.

Henry David Thoreau

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau

Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness.

Henry David Thoreau

Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.

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
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