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Henry David Thoreau Quotes (Author of Walden)

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Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

 

1. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

2. Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost. One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

3. I have a room all to myself; it is nature. 

― Henry David Thoreau

 

4. The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

5. Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

6. The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

7. Left to herself, nature is always more or less civilized, and delights in a certain refinement; but where the axe has encroached upon the edge of the forest, the dead and unsightly limbs of the pine, which she had concealed with green banks of verdure, are exposed to sight. 

― Henry David Thoreau

 

8. The eye is the jewel of the body.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

9. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

10. Hope and the future for me are not in lawns and cultivated fields, not in towns and cities, but in the impervious and quaking swamps.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

11. How important is a constant intercourse with nature and the contemplation of natural phenomena to the preservation of moral and intellectual health! 

― Henry David Thoreau

 

12. The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

13. There is no remedy for love, but to love more.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

14. It is never too late to give up your prejudices.

― Henry David Thoreau

 

15. I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. It is cheerfully, musically earnest. 

― Henry David Thoreau

 

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