The only people who ever get any place interesting are the people who get lost. That's why the planets are so much better company than the stars — they keep wandering back and forth across the sky and you never know where you're going to find them.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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Sell your clothes- keep your thoughts.

How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends that we may go and meet their ideal cousins.

Some things are really necessaries of life in some circles, the most helpless and diseased, which in others are luxuries merely, and in others still entirely unknown.

It is remarkable that, notwithstanding the universal favor with which the New Testament is outwardly received, and even the bigotry with which it is defended, there is no hospitality shown to, there is no appreciation of, the order of truth with which it deals.

Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails.

As long as possible live free and uncommitted. It makes but little difference whether you are committed to a farm or the county jail.

This spending of the best part of one's life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet.

You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.

A truly good book…teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down and commence living on its hint. When I read an indifferent book, it seems the best thing I can do, but the inspiring volume hardly leaves me leisure to finish its latter pages. It is slipping out of my fingers while I read…What I began by reading I must finish by acting.

Actually, the laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day; he cannot afford to sustain the manliest relations to men; his labor would be depreciated in the market. He has no time to be anything but a machine.

It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience.

You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.

I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things.

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.