Henry David Thoreau Quotes




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

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.Henry David Thoreau

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.Henry David Thoreau




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

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.Henry David Thoreau

Things do not change; we change.Henry David Thoreau

There is no remedy for love but to love more.Henry David Thoreau

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.Henry David Thoreau




As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.Henry David Thoreau

The perception of beauty is a moral test.Henry David Thoreau

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

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.Henry David Thoreau

Be not simply good – be good for something.Henry David Thoreau

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

The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.Henry David Thoreau

To be awake is to be alive.Henry David Thoreau

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.Henry David Thoreau

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.Henry David Thoreau

The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.Henry David Thoreau

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

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.Henry David Thoreau

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.Henry David Thoreau

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.Henry David Thoreau