Henry David Thoreau Quotes (215 quotations)

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101. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. - Henry David Thoreau

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

103. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. - Henry David Thoreau

104. It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all. - Henry David Thoreau

105. It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive. - Henry David Thoreau

106. It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and the other to hear. - Henry David Thoreau

107. It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear. - Henry David Thoreau

108. It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

109. Law never made men a whit more just. - Henry David Thoreau

110. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine. - Henry David Thoreau

111. 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

112. Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. - Henry David Thoreau

113. Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. - Henry David Thoreau

114. 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. - Henry David Thoreau

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

116. Many go fishing without knowing it is fish they are after. - Henry David Thoreau

117. Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. - Henry David Thoreau

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

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

120. Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

121. Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. - Henry David Thoreau

122. Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties. - Henry David Thoreau

123. Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. - Henry David Thoreau

124. Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now. - Henry David Thoreau

125. 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. - Henry David Thoreau

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