Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil ...

Henry David Thoreau Poems


I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
Sole meat and sweetest drink,
And close connecting link

The Moon

Time wears her not; she doth his chariot guide;
Mortality below her orb is placed.

Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell

Indeed indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
Which were easier to state,
All my love or all my hate.


Conscience is instinct bred in the house,
Feeling and Thinking propagate the sin
By an unnatural breeding in and in.
I say, Turn it out doors,


Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

11 November 2014

His genius can cover all the land with gorgeous palaces, but the reader does not abide in them, but pitches his tent rather in the desert and on the mountain-peak.

11 November 2014

Almost any noble verse may be read, either as his elegy or eulogy, or be made the text of an oration on him.

11 November 2014

An unclean person is universally a slothful one.

11 November 2014

It is not worth the while to let our imperfections disturb us always. The conscience really does not, and ought not to monopolize the whole of our lives, any more than the heart or the head. It is as liable to disease as any other part.

11 November 2014

Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.

Henry David Thoreau Comments


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Mallika Achuthan Menon 21 November 2013

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Michael Walker 01 August 2019

I should have written: 'and spent some nights in jail'. One word missed out.

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Michael Walker 01 August 2019

Thoreau was also an accomplished prose writer. He loved the solitary life, alone in his hut, nature outside. I think this is Thoreau's strength as a writer; he is not a socialized man, but, rather, proud and independent. I agree with his ideas about civil disobedience, the fact that he would not pay the poll tax and some nights in jail for his beliefs.

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Coleman 09 April 2019

, he was a liberal sack....

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Abagail M. 04 March 2019

Thoreau's poetry is really thought provoking. Much like Walt Whitman.

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daelyn 10 October 2018

you rock. you are awsome

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