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Henry David Thoreau quotes and sayings

Author | Born: July 12, 1817 - Died: May 6, 1862
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : What the first philosopher taught the last will have to repeat.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : Pity the man who has a character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is silent poor indeed.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : Simplicity is the peak of civilization.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : Fishing has been styled 'a contemplative man's recreation,' ... and science is only a more contemplative man's recreation.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : What a glorious time they must have in that wilderness, far from mankind and election day!
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : Having each some shingles of thought well dried, we sat and whittled them.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : We have reason to be grateful for celestial phenomena, for they chiefly answer to the ideal in man.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : But the eyes, though they are no sailors, will never be satisfied with any model, however fashionable, which does not answer all the requisitions of art.
Henry David Thoreau motivational quote : Nothing can be more useful to a man than a determination not to be hurried.