"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Henry David Thoreau on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Henry David Thoreau on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Henry David Thoreau on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Henry David Thoreau on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Henry David Thoreau on Mark Twain
"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."