I read Maine Woods while I was a ridge runner two years ago. Living in a tent right in Henry's stomping grounds, I could just picture his party portaging up the river and bushwhacking their way to the mighty mountain they called, and we call, Katahdin.
And so, I googled quotes by Henry David Thoreau and came up with this site :
You can plug other names into its search engine, also.
In an instant, you'll have more inspiration than any one can deal with for a day. I had to pull myself away to continue working on my notes.
Then, I thought, why not share this with you?
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Henry David Thoreau