Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

 

What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Contributed by: William

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

 

The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Contributed by: William

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

 

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Contributed by: William

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

To be awake is to be alive. I have never yet met a man who was quite awake. How could I have looked him in the face?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on thoreau, strength, obstacles, humility, overcome, and ability

It is very rare that you meet with obstacles in this world, which the humblest man has not faculties to surmount.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on men, humanity, fall, back, get up, effort, talk, action, practice, life, sin, redemption, and throeau

Men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Life Without Principle, http://thoreau.eserver.org/life1.html

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

"i have three chairs"

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on liberty, slavery, and thinq4yourself

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on morality and goodness

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on flower, beauty, sweetness, courage, purity, strength, and smell

So behave that the odor of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere, that when we behold or scent a flower, we may not be reminded how inconsistent your deeds are with it; for all odor is but one form of advertisement of a moral quality, and if fair actions had not been performed, the lily would not smell sweet. The foul slime stands for the sloth and vice of man, the decay of humanity; the fragrant flower that springs from it, for the purity and courage which are immortal.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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