Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau Quotes and Sayings

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Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau

What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. ~Henry David Thoreau

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

[Water is] the only drink for a wise man. ~Henry David Thoreau

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

What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. ~Henry David Thoreau

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. ~Henry David Thoreau

In wildness is the preservation of the world. ~Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. ~Henry David Thoreau

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. ~Henry David Thoreau

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. ~Henry David Thoreau

There is no remedy for love but to love more. ~Henry David Thoreau

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

Men are born to succeed, not fail. ~Henry David Thoreau

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. ~Henry David Thoreau

Man is the artificer of his own happiness. ~Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to give up our prejudices. ~Henry David Thoreau

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. ~Henry David Thoreau

Goodness is the only investment that never fails. ~Henry David Thoreau

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. ~Henry David Thoreau

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ~Henry David Thoreau

It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went. ~Henry David Thoreau

All good things are wild, and free. ~Henry David Thoreau

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. ~Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. ~Henry David Thoreau

Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them. ~Henry David Thoreau

In what concerns you much, do not think that you have companions: know that you are alone in the world. ~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

Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth! ~Henry David Thoreau

Men have become the tools of their tools. ~Henry David Thoreau