Walden thoreau

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My favorite quotes from the book "Walden" by Henry D. Thoreau.

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Walden thoreau

  1. 1. WALDEN, or, life in the woods by Henry D. ThoreauMy favorite quotes from “Walden”, by Henry D. Thoreau.(images from www.sxc.hu)
  2. 2. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could notlearn what I thad to teach, and not, when I came to die,discover that I had not lived.
  3. 3. The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperationhttp://www.sxc.hu/photo/1183862
  4. 4. If a man does not keep pace with his companions,perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.Let him step to the music which he hears.
  5. 5. Not till we are lost, do we begin to find ourselves It is a surprising and memorable experience to be lost in the woods any time.
  6. 6. We are made to exaggerate the importance of what work we do; and yet how much is not done by us.
  7. 7. One generation abandons the enterprises of another like stranded vessels
  8. 8. Every generation laughsat the old fashions, but follows religiously the new
  9. 9. In the long run,men hit only what they aim at
  10. 10. We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas, but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate
  11. 11. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in
  12. 12. Things do not change. We change.
  13. 13. I t I s N o t A l l B o o k s T h a t A r e A s D u l l A s T h e i r R e a d e r s
  14. 14. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;that is where they should be.Now just put the foundations under them.
  15. 15. The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us

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