What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were...
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude
Fame is not just. She never finely or discriminatingly praises, but coarsely hurrahs.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to...
The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.
My Aunt Maria asked me to read the life of Dr. Chalmers, which, however, I...
Time is but the stream I go fishing in. I drink at it, but while...
It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
Water is the only drink for a wise man.
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being...
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted.
To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You...
Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.
Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the...
The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a...
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my...