I was more independent than any farmer in Concord, for I was not anchored to a house or farm, but could follow the bent of my genius, which is a very crooked one, every moment.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single...
We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are......
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises?...
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where...
In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places...
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay...
That government is best which governs least.
What is once well done is done forever.
Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.
Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends... Sell your...
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I...
There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined
After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.
I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.