Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on love and loving

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on alone, companionship, and solitude

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on afraid, dark, witches, christianity, and candles

I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. 

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: "Solitude," Walden, 1854

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on earth and time

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We discover a new world every time we see the earth again after it has been covered for a season with snow.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Journal

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on light and pictures

Every day a new picture is painted and framed, held up for half an hour, in such lights as the Great Artist chooses, and then withdrawn, and the curtain falls.  And then the sun goes down, and long the afterglow gives light.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Journal

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life and light

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Do not be too moral.  You may cheat yourself out of much life so.  Aim above morality.  Be not simply good; be good for something.  All fables, indeed, have their morals; but the innocent enjoy the story.  Let nothing come between you and the light.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: The Writings of Henry David Thoreau

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on dream and nature

Each new year is a surprise to us.  We find that we had virtually forgotten the note of each bird, and when we hear it again, it is remembered like a dream, reminding us of a previous state of existence.  How happens it that the associations it awakens are always pleasing, never saddening, reminiscences of our sanest hours.  The voice of nature is always encouraging.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: The Writings of Henry David Thoreau

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on government, freedom, justice, and thoreau

I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on fate

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What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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