Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

He needs not only to spiritualized, but naturalized, on the soil of earth.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Between whom there is hearty truth there is love; and in proportion to our truthfulness and confidence in one another, our lives are divine and miraculous, and answer to our ideal.
These are passages of affection that anticipate heaven for us.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

My love must be as free
    As is the eagle's wing,
Hovering o'er land and sea
    And everything.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

You did not invent it; it was imposed on you. Examine your authority.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Give me simple laboring folk,
Who love their work,
Whose virtue is a song
To cheer God along.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

The word which is best said came nearest to not being spoken at all, for it is cousin to a deed which the speaker could have better done.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life, live, ants, fable, men, change, changed, and long ago

Still we live meanly like ants, though the fable tells us we were long ago changed into men.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden (1854)

Contributed by: Hannah

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on nature

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I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walking

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