26 Inspirational Quotes by Henry David Thoreau


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Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau  


How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

Henry David Thoreau  


It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

Henry David Thoreau  


This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

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 foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau  


Aim right and draw the bowstring with all your might.

Henry David Thoreau  


My profession is to always find God in nature.

Henry David Thoreau  


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

Henry David Thoreau  


Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

Henry David Thoreau  


Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau  


Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.

Henry David Thoreau  


Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.

Henry David Thoreau  


There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Henry David Thoreau  


Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

Henry David Thoreau  


I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.

Henry David Thoreau  


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.

Henry David Thoreau  


Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

Henry David Thoreau  


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.

Henry David Thoreau  


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.

Henry David Thoreau  


Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

Henry David Thoreau  


The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau  


I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.

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  


Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

Henry David Thoreau  


Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.

Henry David Thoreau  


An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Henry David Thoreau  



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