Henry David Thoreau

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It takes two to speak the truth--one to speak and the other to hear."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A goal is a dream taken seriously."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above language."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The civilized man is a more experienced and wiser savage."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Who hears the fishes when they cry?"

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his moods as narrowly as a cat does a mouse."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Fame itself is but an epitaph; as late, as false, as true."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The heart is blind; but love is not blind. None of the gods is so discriminating."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men have become tools of their tools."


Rating: 7.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Love must be as much a light as a flame."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 4.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."


Rating: 7.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The heavens are as deep as our aspirations are high."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 5.57 (Number of Voters: 7)

"The world is a cow that is hard to milk [...]"

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"If words were invented to conceal thought, I think that newspapers are a great improvement on a bad invention."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Is there any such thing as wisdom not applied to life?"

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nature is goodness crystallized."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The schools begin with what they call the elements, and where do they end?"

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What can be expressed in words can be expressed in life."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The best way to correct a mistake is to make it right."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Cowards suffer, heroes enjoy."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nature is mythical and mystical always, and works with the license and extravagance of genius. She has her luxurious and florid style as well as art."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The poet who walks by moonlight is conscious of a tide in his thought which is to be referred to lunar influence."

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free. "

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "Slavery in Massachusetts"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 7)

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


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"This world is but canvas to our imaginations."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The bluebird carries the sky on his back."


Rating: 5.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"As if we could kill time without injuring eternity!"


Rating: 6.43 (Number of Voters: 7)