Quotes by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience", an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry amount to more than 20 volumes.

The best Quotes and Sayings

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

Moment & PresentHenry David Thoreau
 
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An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

MorningHenry David Thoreau
 
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Truths and roses have thorns about them.

Truth, Flowers & RosesHenry David Thoreau
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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

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

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Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

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It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

SeeingHenry David Thoreau
 
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I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Solitude & Being AloneHenry David Thoreau
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Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

Past, ProgressHenry David Thoreau
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