Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

Quotes and Inspiration

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.”
“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”

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