"The perception of beauty is a moral test."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Henry David Thoreau on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Henry David Thoreau on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Henry David Thoreau on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Henry David Thoreau on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Henry David Thoreau on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
"I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will."
"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone."
"The man who goes alone can start today but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."