Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
I was more independent than any farmer in Concord, for I was not anchored to...
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude
It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction
Visit the Navy-Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can...
I have lately been surveying the Walden woods so extensively and minutely that I now...
Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.
The only way to speak the truth is to speak lovingly.
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by...
There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or...
Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the...
Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced.
Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessity of...
Nothing is so much to be feared as fear
We live but a fraction of our lives
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the...
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.
Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good I...