• I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
    You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • Every man is the builder of a temple called his body.
    Every man is the builder of a temple called his body.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when [some]one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
    The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when [some]one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
    The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
    I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
    Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • There is no remedy for love than to love more.
    There is no remedy for love than to love more.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
    It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
    Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau