Henry David Thoreau

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. Henry David Thoreau

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Henry David Thoreau

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau