There never was and is not likely soon to be a nation of philosophers, nor am I certain it is desirable that there should be.
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
Where there is an observatory and a telescope, we expect that any eyes will see...
Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.
Fame is not just. She never finely or discriminatingly praises, but coarsely hurrahs.
Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to...
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one...
It is never too late to give up your prejudices
In the meanest are all the materials of manhood, only they are not rightly disposed.
Things do not change; we change.
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with...
It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all...
Books are to be distinguished by the grandeur of their topics even more than by...
It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.
I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the...