Henry David Thoreau quotes

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

— Henry David Thoreau

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“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”

— Henry David Thoreau

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“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”

— Henry David Thoreau

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“Things do not change; we change.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

— 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

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.”

— Henry David Thoreau

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

— Henry David Thoreau

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau”

— 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

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?”

— Henry David Thoreau

“Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

— Henry David Thoreau
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