Best Quotes Of 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


Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. 

Henry David Thoreau


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

Henry David Thoreau


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

Henry David Thoreau


You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

Henry David Thoreau


Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. 

Henry David Thoreau


Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. 

Henry David Thoreau


Truths and roses have thorns about them. 

Henry David Thoreau


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

Henry David Thoreau

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
Henry David Thoreau

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

...for my greatest skill has been to want but little.
Henry David Thoreau

It is not worth the while to let our imperfections disturb us always.
Henry David Thoreau

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
Henry David Thoreau

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule
And any fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau

Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe.”
Henry David Thoreau

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau

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