Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher.
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The price of something is the amount of life that you exchange for it
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Aim right and draw the bowstring with all your might.
My profession is to always find God in nature.
True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.
Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.
I have learned, that 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.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
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.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
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