Henry David Thoreau

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…
— Henry David Thoreau

14 thoughts on “Henry David Thoreau Quote

  1. I totally agree with that especially on the aspect of romantic love. The more I chase it the more it eludes me.

  2. I agree yet I also disagree. In my eyes it simply means be natural. Do not force it but do not be lazy either.

  3. You are right with this,the more we need a thing urgently,the more it elude us. I will have to focus on other things then and let nature run its course.

  4. This is a simple principle that a lot of people fail to heed to. I believe that happiness is a state of mind.

  5. I’m so agreeing with this man..chasing happiness is not a wise decision..focussing on your passion and life will attract happiness

  6. I totally agree with Henry’s quote, the more you try to chase happiness the more it eludes. Just concentrate o living and happiness will ind you.

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