Youre here: Home » Famous Quotes » Henry David Thoreau Quotes, Page 11


» Famous Quotes Home

» Quote Topics

» Author Nationalities

» Author Types

» Popular Searches

 Browse authors:

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Page 11 of 12
Henry David Thoreau
July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks.


I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.


I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.


It is too late to be studying Hebrew; it is more important to understand even the slang of to-day.


I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.


Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.


Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.


The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.


None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.


There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.


Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.


An unclean person is universally a slothful one.


As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.


It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.


All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one... characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.


Justice is sweet and musical; but injustice is harsh and discordant.


Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.


Men have become the tools of their tools.


'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.


Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.


Page:   ..... 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1999-2008 All rights reserved.