Henry David Thoreau

All the quotations below  were taken from the original literary works of Henry David Thoreau by Daria.

Henry David Thoreau

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I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil - to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society.

Henry David Thoreau
Essay Walking, published in 1862

No wealth can buy the requisite leisure, freedom, and independence which are the capital in this profession. It comes only by the grace of God. It requires a direct dispensation from Heaven to become a walker. You must be born into the family of the Walkers.

Henry David Thoreau
Essay Walking, published in 1862

I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that  - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.

Henry David Thoreau
American author and poet, Walking

When sometimes I am reminded that the mechanics and shopkeepers stay in their shops not only all the forenoon, but all the afternoon too, sitting with crossed legs, so many of them - as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon - I think that they deserve some credit for not having all committed suicide long ago.

Henry David Thoreau
Essay Walking, published in 1862

No doubt temperament, and, above all, age, have a good deal to do with it. As a man grows older, his ability to sit still and follow indoor occupations increases. He grows vespertinal in his habits as the evening of life approaches, till at last he comes forth only just before sundown, and gets all the walk that he requires in half an hour.

Henry David Thoreau
Essay Walking, published in 1862

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Ade says

The line of Emily Dickinson’s poem that insinuates that plpeoe who never see.success value it most. This is a true statement in my opinion because plpeoe plpeoe who work hard definitely appreciate the success that they achieve because they knew what it took to gain it; therefore, they would never take their achievements for granted like those who have things come easily to them.

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