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All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that d...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The youth may build or plant or sail, only let him not be hindered from doing that which he tells me...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It's too late to be studying Hebrew; it's more important to understand even the slang of today.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We hear and apprehend only what we already half know.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The orator yields to the inspiration of a transient occasion, and speaks to the mob, before him, to ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Not till we are lost, in other words not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves,...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance in the condition of man — and I think that i...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is remarkable that, notwithstanding the universal favor with which the New Testament is outwardly...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If there is any hell more unprincipled than our rulers, and we, the ruled, I feel curious to see it.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A truly good book…teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down and commence living o...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They ar...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I did not know that mankind were suffering for want of gold. I have seen a little of it. I know that...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is never too late to give up your prejudices
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snow-storms and rain-storms and did my duty faithf...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
You were once wild here
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expect...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water w...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I was once reproved by a minister who was driving a poor beast to some meeting-house horse-sheds amo...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to lov...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself,...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, an they who edit and read it are old women ov...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They ar...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A man's ignorance sometimes is not only useful, but beautiful-while his knowledge, so called, is oft...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We need only travel enough to give our intellects an airing.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and c...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me go...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU