21 Inspiring Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

1. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

2. Dreams are the touchstones of our characters. – Henry David Thoreau

3. 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

4. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau

5. The question is not what you look at, but what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

6. The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. – Henry David Thoreau

7. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. – Henry David Thoreau

8. Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. – Henry David Thoreau

9. All good things are wild and free. – Henry David Thoreau

10. This world is but canvas to our imaginations. – Henry David Thoreau

11. 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

12. Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. – Henry David Thoreau

13. 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

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

15. Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. – Henry David Thoreau

16. Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. – Henry David Thoreau

17. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. – Henry David Thoreau

18. I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau

19. What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? – Henry David Thoreau

20. How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. – Henry David Thoreau

21. 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 he hears, however measured or far away. – Henry David Thoreau

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