Henry David Thoreau Quotes.
We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.
Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
I often visited a particular plant four or five miles distant, half a dozen times within a fortnight, that I might know exactly when it opened.
No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well.
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.
Things do not change; we change.
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.
How many things there are concerning which we might well deliberate whether we had better know them.