Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau, (1817-1862) American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and transcendentalist

Henry David Thoreau Quote

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
~ Henry David Thoreau

Walden', II, Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

Ratings and Comments

Waffler, Smith

There are some advocates who are telling the computer gamers and internet freaks to do exactly this, get out into the real world and off of the computer screen. I got to go and cut the grass right now. That is to real for me.

E Archer, NYC

Beautiful. I think Thoreau is speaking more of getting away from so-called 'civilization' and all of its trappings rather than mowing the lawn...

Waffler, Smith

I have always felt that Archer has no sense of equanimity, humour or levity. He just proved it above.

Sylvia Rice

I think it is wonderful that any young person today is reading Thoreau. (or at least quoting it) . I urge you to try really reading his Walden. - - -an old English teacher


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