Favorite Quotations Henry David Thoreau, 2 Celebrating Henry

"If a man advances confidently in the direction of his dreams to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

For my panacea... Morning air!

Only when we forget what we were taught do we start to have real knowledge.

In every sight and sound around my house, an infinite and unaccountable friendliness, all at once, like an atmosphere, sustaining me.

Think of our life in nature, -- daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, --rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! the solid earth! the actual world! the common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? Where are we?

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

In the night we were entertained by the sound of raindrops on the cedar splints which covered the roof, and awaked the next morning with a drop or two in our eyes.

To enhance the quality of the day ...That is the highest of the arts.

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.

Goodness is the only investment which never fails.

A man sits as many risks as he runs. ~ WALDEN

All things in this world must be seen with youthful, hopeful eyes.

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