Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

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Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.

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Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them

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Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.

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Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.

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Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

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Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.

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No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well.

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None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

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Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity

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Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

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Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?

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Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance

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Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.

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Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.

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Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

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Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.

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Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.

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It is too late to be studying Hebrew

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Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.

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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

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There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.

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It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.

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It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.

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It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

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Justice is sweet and musical

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Live the life you've dreamed.

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Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

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Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.

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Make the most of your regrets

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Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

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May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love!

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Men are born to succeed, not to fail.

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Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.

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Men have become the tools of their tools.

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Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.

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Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

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Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

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Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.

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The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

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Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.

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The law will never make a man free

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