Aphorisms by author: Henry David Thoreau

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
By theme : Morality Wit
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
By theme : Humor Wit
Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only.
By theme : Humor Wealth
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.
By theme : Humor
Wealth cannot purchase any great private solace or convenience. Riches are only the means of sociality.
By theme : Wealth
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
By theme : Wealth Wit
We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
By theme : Psychology
There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
By theme : Marriage
Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.
By theme : Friendship Humor
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
By theme : Fashion Humor Society
That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.
By theme : Men Wealth
To be awake is to be alive.
By theme : Life
Under a government, which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
By theme : Politics Society State
City life: millions of people being lonesome together.
By theme : Life Society
What is once well done is done forever.
By theme : Good Wisdom
Men have become the tools of their tools.
By theme : Life Society
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
By theme : Humor Wit
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
By theme : Friendship Reason
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
By theme : Character
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
By theme : Behavior Business
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