My Favorite Quotes by Henry David Thoreau


Here I am sharing some really good quotes by thoreau I hope you will like it :

  • The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls — the worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-boxonce a year, but on what kind of man you
    English: Thoreau Age 37

    Thoreau Age 37 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    drop from your chamber into the street every morning.

  • We are as much as we see. Faith is sight and knowledge. The hands only serve the eyes.
  • The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
  • Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
  • That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
  • You must love the crust of the earth on which you dwell more than the sweet crust of any bread or cake; you must be able to extract nutriment out of a sand heap.
  • Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.
  • I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan- like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. For most men, it appears to me, are in a strange uncertainty about it, whether it is of the devil or of God, and have somewhat hastily concluded that it is the chief end of man here to “glorify God and enjoy him forever.”
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