Favorite Quotations ~† Henry David Thoreau, 4 Artist's Way

"Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Friends...they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Each man can interpret anotherís experience only by his own.

Faint heart never won true friend. O my friend, may it come to pass, once, that when you are my friend I may be yours.

Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style peculiarly his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.

For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

Going from---toward; it is the history of every one of us.

Grass is a symbol of perpetual growth--its blades like a long green ribbon, streaming from the sod into the summer, checked indeed by the frost, but anon pushing on again.

Having each some shingles of thought well dried, we sat and whittled them.

He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present.

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.

How to attract honey from the flower of the world that is my everyday business. I am busy as a bee about it.

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