Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by...
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the...
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both...
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to...
Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than...
That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our private opinion - what a man...
There is but one stage for the peasant and the actor.
Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this...
The heart is forever inexperienced.
Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
Do what nobody else can do for you. Omit to do anything else.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he...
I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for...
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow-ripening fruit.
Friends are the most important part of your life. Treasure the tears, treasure the laughter,...