33 Inspiring Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Henry David Thoreau Quote

Henry David Thoreau was an American philosopher, poet, abolitionist, surveyor, and historian. He was Born July 12, 1817, and Died May 6, 1862.

Following are the Henry David Thoreau quotes with images.

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“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Enthusiasm is a supernatural serenity.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Simplify your life. Don’t waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don’t burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don’t destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!” — Henry David Thoreau

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.” — Henry David Thoreau

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“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” — Henry David Thoreau

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Things do not change, we do.” — Henry David Thoreau

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau

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“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” — Henry David Thoreau

32 Inspiring Survival Quotes

“Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Our life is frittered away by detail, simplify, simplify.” — Henry David Thoreau

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.” — Henry David Thoreau

Philosophical Quotes

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” — Henry David Thoreau

“The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost.” — Henry David Thoreau

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” — Henry David Thoreau

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“Never look back – unless you’re planning to go that way.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.” — Henry David Thoreau

“When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” — Henry David Thoreau

32 Motivational New Day Quotes

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” — Henry David Thoreau

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

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“All good things are wild and free.” — Henry David Thoreau

“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.” — Henry David Thoreau

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” — Henry David Thoreau

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” — Henry David Thoreau