To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts; but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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He who sits still in a house all the time may be the greatest vagrant of all; but the saunterer, in the good sense, is no more vagrant than the meandering river, which is all the while sedulously seeking the shortest course to the sea.

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.

So easy is it, though many housekeepers doubt it, to establish new and better customs in the place of the old. You need not rest your reputation on the dinners you give.

The winds which passed over my dwelling were such as sweep over the rides of mountains, bearing the broken strains, or celestial parts only, of terrestrial music.

Who hears the fishes when they cry?

Thus we kept on like true idealists, rejecting the evidence of our senses.

Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?

The man who takes the liberty to live is superior to all the laws, by virtue of his relation to the lawmaker.

Not till we are completely lost or turned around, do we begin to find ourselves.

In short, all good things are wild and free.

Where shall we look for standard English but to the words of a standard man?

Most men have learned to read to serve a paltry convenience, as they have learned to cipher in order to keep accounts and not be cheated in trade; but of reading as a noble intellectual exercise they know little or nothing.

The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched.