Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on growth, seed, and beginning

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on music

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: The Yale Book of Quotations

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on light, nature, reality, and winter

We sleep, and at length awake to the still reality of a winter morning.  The snow lies warm as cotton or down upon the window-sill; the broadened sash and frosted panes admit a dim and private light, which enhances the snug cheer within.  The stillness of the morning is impressive...  From the eaves and fences hang stalactites of snow, and in the yard stand stalagmites covering some concealed core.  The trees and shrubs rear white arms to the sky on every side; and where were walls and fences we see fantastic forms stretching in the frolic gambols across the dusky landscape, as if nature had strewn her fresh designs over the fields by night as models for man's art.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Excursions

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on expectations

The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

The universe is a sphere whose center is wherever there is intelligence.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

One who knew how to appropriate the true value of this world would be the poorest man in it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Men of profit increase the ordinary decay of nature.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

He needs not only to spiritualized, but naturalized, on the soil of earth.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

There's nothing in the world I know
That can escape from love,
For every depth it goes below,
And every height above.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Contributed by: Michael

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Dreams are the touchstones of our characters. Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

Contributed by: Michael

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