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Henry David Thoreau
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Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau
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All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune. Henry David Thoreau
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Every man is the builder of a temple called his body. Henry David Thoreau
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Truth, Goodness, Beauty - those celestial thrins,Continually are born; e'en now the Universe,With thousand throats, and eke with greener smiles,Its joy confesses at their recent birth. Henry David Thoreau
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I was not designed to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest. Henry David Thoreau
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The very thrills of genius are disorganizing. The body is never quite acclimated to its atmosphere, but how often, succumbs and goes into a decline. Henry David Thoreau
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Our sadness is not sad, but our cheap joys. Henry David Thoreau
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The mass of men are very easily imposed on. They have their runways in which they always travel, and are sure to fall into any pit or box-trap set therein. Henry David Thoreau
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There are times when we have had enough even of our Friends. Henry David Thoreau
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My friend is one who takes me for what I am. A stranger takes me for something else than what I am. . . . What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter which lie close together to keep each other warm. It brings men together in crowds and mobs in bar-rooms and elsewhere, but it does not deserve the name of virtue. Henry David Thoreau
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Listen to music religiously, as if it were the last strain you might hear. Henry David Thoreau
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I do not know where to find in any literature, whether ancient or modern, any adequate account of that Nature with which I am acquainted. Henry David Thoreau
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For my part, I feel that with regard to Nature I live a sort of border life, on the confines of a world, into which I make occasional and transient forays only, and my patriotism and allegiance to the state into whose territories I seem to retreat are those of a moss-trooper. Unto a life which I call natural I would gladly follow even a will-o'-the-wisp through bogs and sloughs unimaginable, but no moon nor fire-fly has shown me the cause-way to it. Nature is a personality so vast and universal that we have never seen one of her features. Henry David Thoreau
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Carlyle said that how to observe was to look, but I say that it is rather to see, and the more you look the less you will observe. Henry David Thoreau
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All sound heard at the greatest possible distance produces one and the same effect, a vibration of the universal lyre, just as the intervening atmosphere makes a distant ridge of earth interesting to our eyes by the azure tint it imparts to it. Henry David Thoreau
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What wisdom, what warning can prevail against gladness? There is no law so strong that a little gladness may not transgress. Henry David Thoreau
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If I choose to devote myself to certain labors which yield more real profit, though but little money, they may be inclined to look on me as an idler. Henry David Thoreau
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A man has not seen a thing who has not felt it. Henry David Thoreau
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I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking, that is, of taking walks - who had the genius, so to speak, for sauntering: which word is beautifully derived "from idle people who roved about the country, in the Middle Ages, and asked for charity, under the pretense of going a la Sainte Terre," to the Holy Land, till the children exclaimed, "There goes a Sainte-Terrer," a Saunterer, a Holy-Lander. Henry David Thoreau
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Our whole life is startlingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice. Henry David Thoreau
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I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make use and get advantage of her as I can, as is usual in such cases. Henry David Thoreau
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As I love nature, as I love singing birds...I love thee, my friend. Henry David Thoreau
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The pleasures of the intellect are permanent, the pleasures of the heart are transitory. Henry David Thoreau
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One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors. To dwell long upon them is to add to the offense. Henry David Thoreau
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What is the singing of birds, or any natural sound, compared with the voice of one we love. Henry David Thoreau
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Politics is the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its opposite halves - sometimes split into quarters - which grind on each other. Not only individuals but states have thus a confirmed dyspepsia. Henry David Thoreau
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The rule is to carry as little as possible. Henry David Thoreau
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As we lay huddled together under the tent, which leaked considerably about the sides, with our baggage at our feet, we listened to some of the grandest thunder which I ever heard, -rapid peals, round and plump, bang, bang, bang in succession, like artillery from some fortress in the sky; and the lightning was proportionally brilliant. The Indian said, 'It must be good powder.' All for the benefit of the moose and us, echoing far over the concealed lakes. Henry David Thoreau
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When I consider that the noble animals have been exterminated here - the cougar, panther, lynx, wolverine, wolf, bear, moose, deer, the beaver, the turkey, etc, etc - I cannot but feel as I lived in a tamed, and, as it were, emasculated country. Henry David Thoreau
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The world laughs in flowers. Henry David Thoreau
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Rise free from care before the dawn and seek adventure. Let the noon find you by other lakes, and the night overtake thee everywhere at home. There are no larger fields than these, no worthier games than may here be played. Henry David Thoreau
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A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine. Henry David Thoreau
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Write while the heat is in you. Henry David Thoreau
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When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other. Yet they honestly think there is no choice left. Henry David Thoreau
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Great God, I ask thee for no meaner pelf Than that I may not disappoint myself, That in my action I may soar as high As I can now discern with this clear eye. Henry David Thoreau
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The imagination, give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature goes. Henry David Thoreau
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Where there is a lull in truth an institution springs up. Henry David Thoreau
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As a man thinks of himself, so he is. Henry David Thoreau
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I have learned that even the smallest house can be a home. Henry David Thoreau
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See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds. Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. Henry David Thoreau
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Men are born to succeed, not to fail. Henry David Thoreau
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Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. Henry David Thoreau
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I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau
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We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. Henry David Thoreau
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In wildness is the preservation of the world. Henry David Thoreau
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What is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau
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What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party. Henry David Thoreau
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Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. Henry David Thoreau
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The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. Henry David Thoreau
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If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things. Henry David Thoreau
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If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see. Henry David Thoreau
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Only that day dawns to which we are awake. Henry David Thoreau
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Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. Henry David Thoreau
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How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we might go and meet their ideal cousins. Henry David Thoreau
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Sobriety, severity, and self-respect are the foundations of all true sociality. Henry David Thoreau
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No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof. What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood to-morrow. Henry David Thoreau
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Invariably our best nights were those when it rained. Henry David Thoreau
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If a man believes and expects great things of himself, it makes no odds where you put him, or what you show him . . he will be surrounded by grandeur. Henry David Thoreau
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Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth. Henry David Thoreau
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The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water, - so anterior, so superior, to all the changes that are to take place on their shores, even now civil and refined, and fair as they can ever be. Henry David Thoreau
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A truly good book is something as natural, and as unexpectedly and unaccountably fair and perfect, as a wild-flower discovered on the prairies of the West or in the jungles of the East. Henry David Thoreau
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Our last deed, like the young of the land crab, wends its way to the sea of cause and effect as soon as born, and makes a drop there to eternity. Henry David Thoreau
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We must take root; send out some little fibre at least, even every winter day. Henry David Thoreau
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Do not seek so anxiously to be developed, to subject yourself to many influences to be played on; it is all dissipation. Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights. Henry David Thoreau
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Sweep away the clutter of things that complicate our lives. Henry David Thoreau
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Man cannot afford to be a naturalist, to look at Nature directly, but only with the side of his eye. He must look through and beyond her. Henry David Thoreau
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We believe that the possibility of the future far exceeds the accomplishment of the past. We review the past with the common sense, but we anticipate the future with transcendental senses. In our sanest moments we find ourselves naturally expecting or prepared for far greater changes than any which we have experienced within the period of distinct memory, only to be paralleled by experiences which are forgotten. Henry David Thoreau
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He is not a true man of science who does not bring some sympathy to his studies, and expect to learn something by behavior as well as by application. It is childish to rest in the discovery of mere coincidences, or of partial and extraneous laws. The study of geometry is a petty and idle exercise of the mind, if it is applied to no larger system than the starry one. Mathematics should be mixed not only with physics but with ethics; that is mixed mathematics. The fact which interests us most is the life of the naturalist. The purest science is still biographical. Henry David Thoreau
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But what is quackery? It is commonly an attempt to cure the diseases of a man by addressing his body alone. There is need of a physician who shall minister to both soul and body at once, that is, to man. Now he falls between two stools. Henry David Thoreau
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