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David Quotes

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The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Perspective Open Insight

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Things do not change; we change.
- Henry David Thoreau

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Truths and roses have thorns about them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

The heart is forever inexperienced.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

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.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

The universe is wider than our views of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams
and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined,
you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
- David Starr Jordan

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have learned, that if one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

If we will be quiet and ready enough,
we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
- Henry David Thoreau

Simplify, simplify.
- Henry David Thoreau

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
- David Farragut

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Live the life you've dreamed.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
- Henry David Thoreau

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are the Michelangelo of your own life.
The David that you are sculpting is you.
And you do it with your thoughts.
- Joe Vitale

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

What is called genius is the
abundance of life and health.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau


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