Henry David Thoreau

                               Henry David Thoreau


                 July 12, 1817 –  May 6, 1862

Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher and naturalist. Thoreau is best known for his book „Walden“a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his  essay „Civil Disobedience“, an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Quotes : “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”

                                              “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”

                                                “As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”

                                                “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”

                                               “Things do not change; we change.”

                                                                                                                      – Henry David Thoreau