The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Profession: Author
Nationality: American


The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings. Henry David Thoreau

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We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcae, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveller's cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same.

Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.

My desire for knowledge is intermittent; but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant.

It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.

Faith never makes a confession.

When formerly I was looking about to see what I could do for a living... I thought often and seriously of picking huckleberries; that surely I could do.

When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other. Yet they honestly think there is no choice left.

While men believe in the infinite some ponds will be thought to be bottomless.

I make myself rich by making my wants few.

Live the life you've dreamed.

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

Be resolutely and faithfully what you are; be humbly what you aspire to be.

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.