24 Timeless Henry David Thoreau Quotes That’ll Change Your Worldview

Published July 11, 2016
Updated February 10, 2017

While born centuries ago, Henry David Thoreau’s views are far from antiquated. The philosopher-poet believed that all people are inherently good, and that organized religion and politics offered themselves as major sources of corruption. His master work, Walden, solidified his place among the great poets of history, and served as a field guide for self-sufficiency.

Thoreau’s fascinating and far-reaching work has inspired generations of artists and writers, including Spencer Byles. As the following Henry David Thoreau quotes show, it’s easy to see why:

Henry David Thoreau Quotes
Walden October
Baby Bird
Kindness Investment
24 Timeless Henry David Thoreau Quotes That’ll Change Your Worldview
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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several published book covers in her career as a graphic artist.