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Walden Quotes by Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau for Kids: Quotes, Walden, Education, Famous Works (2002)
Henry David Thoreau Quotes
Born on July 12, , Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, and practical philosopher, widely recognized for his masterworks Walden and Civil Disobedience. In , Thoreau graduated from Harvard and searched for a teaching job in Concord. The good thing about going back to Concord was that Thoreau not only had the chance to meet Ralph Waldo Emerson, but to become his disciple. Thoreau saw in him a mentor and a friend. It was then that he began writing nature poetry and was exposed to Transcendentalism.
Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Be the first to learn about new releases! Follow Author. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust. Every man is the builder of a temple called his body. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. This world is but a canvas to our imagination. None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
The brilliant author of my favorite book, Walden, Henry David Thoreau was also a master minimalist, philosopher, poet and transcendentalist. He was an advocate of simple living, minimalism, vegetarianism, anti-consumerism and non-conformity. Here are some of his best inspirational quotes. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live. Don't waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don't burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have.