Henry David Thoreau
- The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution--such call I good books.
- If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
- The heart is forever inexperienced.
- A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
- There is no remedy for love but to love more.
- In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
- A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.