A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
All good things are wild and free.
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Any fool can make a rule and any fool will mind it.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
It’s not worth our while to let our imperfections disturb us always.
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Not till we are completely lost or turned around… do we begin to find ourselves.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify!
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe.
The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
The universe is wider than our views of it.
There is no remedy for love, but to love more.
Things do not change; we change
This world is but a canvas for our imagination.
/ Henry David Thoreau