July 12 is observed as National Simplicity Day all over the world to honor Henry David Thoreau, the author, poet, and philosopher. Henry was a firm believer in living a simple and happy life. The poet encouraged people to live a less hectic life and mind their own businesses.
In this article, we have compiled some of the famous quotes by Henry David Thoreau to motivate and encourage you to do better things in life.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
“It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.”
“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”
“There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.”
“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”
“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, however, measured or far away.”
“Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.”
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me the truth.”
“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”
“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”