Top 10 Quotes by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

This is one of those instances in which the individual genius is found to consent, as indeed it always does, at last, with the universal.

Henry David Thoreau
The faultfinder will find faults even in paradise.
Henry David Thoreau

I would not have every man nor every part of a man cultivated, any more than I would have every acre of earth cultivated: part will be tillage, but the greater part will be meadow and forest, not only serving an immediate use, but preparing a mould against a distant future, by the annual decay of the vegetation which it supports.

Henry David Thoreau
When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.
Henry David Thoreau

It's not worth our while to let our imperfections disturb us always.

Henry David Thoreau
The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter
Henry David Thoreau

I fear that I have not got much to say about Canada, not having seen much; what I got by going to Canada was a cold.

Henry David Thoreau
What means the fact--which is so common, so universal--that some soul that has lost all hope for itself can inspire in another listening soul an infinite confidence in it, even while it is expressing its despair?
Henry David Thoreau

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Tho

Henry David Thoreau
All good things are cheap: all bad are very dear.