"We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Henry David Thoreau on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Henry David Thoreau on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Henry David Thoreau on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Henry David Thoreau on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Henry David Thoreau on Winston Churchill
"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."