I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
To be awake is to be alive.
Do not stay to be an overseer of the poor, but endeavor to become one of the worthies of the world.
Let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our brows, and take up a little life into our pores.
In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty, nor weakness.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
While men believe in the infinite, some ponds will be thought to be bottomless.
A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
It is surprising how many great men and women a small house will contain.
Visit Walden Pond. Deliberately.