For I believe that climate does thus react on man--as there is something in the mountain air that feeds the spirit and inspires.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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Philanthropy is. . . greatly overrated. A pain in the gut is not sympathy for the underprivileged, but the result of eating a green apple; the philanthropist gives to ease his own pain.

The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual.

Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.

While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

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

How godlike, how immortal, is he?

Do not let your left hand know what your right hand does, for it is not worth knowing.

There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse, which all combine to uphold.

All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or something to be.

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.

A lawyer's truth is not Truth. It is consistency, or consistent expediency.

Read not the Times. Read the Eternities. Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven.