Quotes from Henry David Thoreau's Walking


“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”

“Give me a wildness whose glance no civilization can endure.”

“Give me for my friends and neighbors wild men, not tame ones. The wildness of the savage is but a faint symbol of the awful ferity with which good men and lovers meet...To cultivate every human or every part of a human is as bad as cultivating every acre on earth.”