Thoreau Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Thoreau quotes, Thoreau sayings, and Thoreau proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. Thoreau
Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and Spring. Thoreau
A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance. Thoreau
above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present. He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life in remembering the past. Thoreau
It is the greatest of advantages to enjoy no advantage at all. Thoreau
It is the greatest of advantages to enjoy no advantage at all. Thoreau
A man thinks as well through his legs and arms as his brain. Thoreau
I think we may detect that some sort of preparation and faint expectation preceded every discovery we have made. Thoreau
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. Thoreau
Each man can interpret another's experience only by his own. Thoreau
What I am must make you forget what I wear. Thoreau
No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure that there is greater anxiety, commonly, to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience. Thoreau
Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights. Thoreau
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined Thoreau
One man lies in his words and gets a bad reputation; another in his manners and enjoys a good one. Thoreau
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. Thoreau
Read the best books first or you may not have a chance to read them at all. Thoreau
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom of fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Thoreau
The voices of school children sound like spring. Thoreau
The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man fronts a fact. Thoreau
If words were invented to conceal thought, newspapers are a great improvement on a bad invention. Thoreau
Owing to bodily and mental health and strength, we may be continually cheered by a like but more normal and natural society, and come to know that we are never alone. Thoreau