Here's an interesting article about Thoreau's early career and the incident that may have been a catalyst for his move out of town into the woods nearby. As it happened a year before the Walden experiment, it may have had some bearing on the idea. From the Boston Globe: On April 30, 1844, Thoreau started … Continue reading Henry David Thoreau, “Woods Burner”
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." ~ Henry David Thoreau
This advice will go a long way towards happiness. It isn't an excuse to be selfish or uncaring of others but to find who you are and what you want to be. A path we're all on. "Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be." -Henry David … Continue reading Be Yourself
When a traveler asked Wordsworth’s servant to show him her master’s study, she answered "Here is his library, but his study is out of doors."
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, … Continue reading A Little Art and Some Wise Words from Thoreau for the End of the Week
"Men and boys are learning all kinds of trades but how to make men of themselves. They learn to make houses; but they are not so well housed, they are not so contented in their houses, as the woodchucks in their holes. What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable … Continue reading Making Your Attitude
“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, … Continue reading “The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise”
Kindness to children, love for children, goodness to children—these are the only investments that never fail. Henry David Thoreau
"A sad soul can kill you quicker, much quicker, than any germ." Henry David Thoreau
Life is short. Don't take your best parts to the grave.