Quotes by Henry David Thoreau


All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.

Wisdom

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you have imagined!
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

UniverseLife

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Goodness is the only investment which never fails.

Morality

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I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time.
To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating.
I love to be alone.
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Solitude

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I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour.

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them

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In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.

Motivational

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Men are born to succeed, not to fail.

Success

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