If a man doesn't keep pace with his companions, perhaps it's because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again—if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man—then you are ready for a walk.

What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.

Write while the heat is in you… The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.

We are born as innocents. We are polluted by advice.

It's too late to be studying Hebrew; it's more important to understand even the slang of today.

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.

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through, and you could go in the back way.

To enjoy a thing exclusively is commonly to exclude yourself from the true enjoyment of it.

The practical objection to animal food in my case was its uncleanness; and besides, when I had caught and cleaned and cooked and eaten my fish, they seemed not to have fed me essentially. It was insignificant and unnecessary, and cost more than it came to. A little bread or a few potatoes would have done as well, with less trouble and filth.

I would remind my countrymen that they are to be men first, and Americans only at a late and convenient hour.

The works of the great poets have never yet been read by mankind, for only great poets can read the.

Men have become the tools of their tools.