A few of my favorite quotations from Henry David Thoreau. Most are from his bestselling book, Walden.
I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.
To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, and find your eternity in each moment.
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Not till we are lost, in other words, not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eye for an instant?
Surely joy is the condition of life.
In proportion as one simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.