Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan,...
It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in...
He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life in...
Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments...
Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, near at home, co-operate with,...
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to...
Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest...
A man may acquire a taste for wine or brandy, and so lose his love...
I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for...
We were born to succeed, not to fail.
In wilderness is the preservation of the world.
It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.