Posts Tagged ‘Henry David Thoreau’

Quote of the day, July 21

July 21, 2017

Henry David Thoreau, on books

“In books, that which is most generally interesting is what comes home to the most cherished private experience of the greatest number. It is not the book of him who has travelled the farthest over the surface of the globe, but of him who has lived the deepest and been the most at home.”

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Quote of the day, June 28

June 29, 2017

Henry David Thoreau, on rules

“Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.”

Quote of the day, June 8

June 16, 2017

Henry David Thoreau, on wisdom

“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 6

December 6, 2016

Henry David Thoreau, on walking

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2016

Henry David Thoreau, on wealth

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 2

December 2, 2015

Henry David Thoreau, from Walden (1954)

“With a little more deliberation in the choice of their pursuits, all men would perhaps become essentially students and observers, for certainly their nature and destiny are interesting to all alike. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 27

May 27, 2013

Henry David Thoreau

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 15

November 15, 2012

Henry David Thoreau, on democracy

“Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 9

November 9, 2012

Henry David Thoreau, on abolition (1854)

“The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.”

 

Quote of the day, Aug. 16

August 16, 2012

Henry David Thoreau, on freedom

“The law will never make men free; it is men that have to make the law free.”