Henry David Thoreau was a writer and one of America's most prominent philosphers ever. These are some of his famous quotes.

  1. The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
  2. The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.
  3. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
  4. We do not live for idle amusement. I would not run round a corner to see the world blow up.
  5. Thus men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up.
  6. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
  7. In wildness is the preservation of the world.
  8. Simplify, simplify.
  9. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.
  10. The eye may see for the hand, but not for the mind.
  11. This world is but canvas to our imaginations.
  12. Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.
  13. Poetry is the mysticism of mankind.
  14. The unconsciousness of man is the consciousness of God.
  15. I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.
  16. Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one.
  17. I am as desirous of being a good neighbor as I am of being a bad subject.
  18. The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
  19. That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
  20. The perception of beauty is a moral test.
  21. Nothing is so much to be feared as fear.
  22. It is a great art to saunter.
  23. We are as much as we see. Faith is sight and knowledge. The hands only serve the eyes.
  24. How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.