Quotes by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, 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 "Civil Disobedience", an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry amount to more than 20 volumes.

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Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Truths and roses have thorns about them.

Truth, Flowers & Roses
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Quote by Henry David Thoreau

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

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Quote by Henry David Thoreau

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

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Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

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

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

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Quote by Henry David Thoreau

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

Solitude & Being Alone
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Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

Past, Progress
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