Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Image: Photo of Henry David Thoreau, poet and philosopher

Is one’s work life in business a “Plan B” substitute for more noble career pursuits?

“Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man’s nobler faculties.”

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

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