I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life & to see if I could not learn what it had to teach, & not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau inspires people to follow their dreams because anything is possible if you believe and put your heart into it. He inspires people to live the life that you imagine because everyone has different endings to their own personal fairytale.
Henry David Thoreau (Authors Series) by Ryan Sheffield
I've always been inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau and often use it in my classroom to inspire appreciation in the small details and intricacies of life. As Thoreau once said, "simplify, simplify, simplify" and when life gets rough, remembering those words can help anyone remember that it's the small things in life that really mean the world to us.