Henry David Thoreau
American essayist, poet, and philosopher (1817–1862)
Henry David Thoreau was an American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher. A leading transcendentalist, he is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience", an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
The man who goes alone can start today but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
There is danger that we lose sight of what our friend is absolutely, while considering what she is to us alone.
No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well.
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
That government is best which governs least.
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