March 7th, 2011
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
Henry David Thoreau (via thegreatloop)

alejandra17:

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves

— Henry David Thoreau
March 3rd, 2011
Amid a world of noisy, shallow actors it is noble to stand aside and say:
I will simply BE.
Harrison Gray Blake (letter to Thoreau, 1848)

(Source: all-aroundepiphany)

mychack:

Implicating:

“How many poor immortal souls have I met well neigh crushed and smothered under its load, creeping down the road of life…

The twelve labors of Hercules were trifling in comparison with those which my neighbors have undertaken; for they were only twelve, and had an end; but I could…

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…
Henry David Thoreau (via kathrynburns)

(Source: deepsnippets)

February 23rd, 2011
Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder,
-Thoreau <3 (via sexlustandpixiedust)

(Source: sexandserenade)

ghostpulse:

“No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothing; yet I am sure that there is greater anxiety, commonly, to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience”

   -Henry David Thoreau (from Walden: chapter one, ‘Economy’)

(Source: rivendellbitch)

thesenatorsquarters:

 
The Top 5 Must-Read Books Before You Die | #4: Walden, Henry David Thoreau

“Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so occupied with the factitious cares and superfluously coarse labors of life that its finer fruits cannot be plucked.”

Within the first ten pages, Thoreau so eloquently depicts one of the greatest flaws in modern society…in 1854.  This book is a must-read because it speaks to the truth of our seemingly overindulgent, obsessive lifestyles.  It is so rare that modern literature portray the message of “live simply,” yet it is something we all should ponder more on. 
“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.”

thesenatorsquarters:

 

The Top 5 Must-Read Books Before You Die | #4:
Walden
, Henry David Thoreau

“Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so occupied with the factitious cares and superfluously coarse labors of life that its finer fruits cannot be plucked.”

Within the first ten pages, Thoreau so eloquently depicts one of the greatest flaws in modern society…in 1854.  This book is a must-read because it speaks to the truth of our seemingly overindulgent, obsessive lifestyles.  It is so rare that modern literature portray the message of “live simply,” yet it is something we all should ponder more on. 

“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.”

(Source: ceremoniousgrace)

February 19th, 2011
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.