Best Quotes by Henry David Thoreau (Top 10)

  1. I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
  2. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
  3. How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
  4. The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
  5. Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
  6. 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.
  7. Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
  8. 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 which he hears, however measured or far away.
  9. 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.
  10. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...

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