Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on happiness

Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you,
but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on miracles, seeking, now, and present

Men talk about Bible miracles because there is no miracle in their lives. Cease to gnaw that crust. There is ripe fruit over your head.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on companions

If a man does not keep pace with his companion, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on horses

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The cart before the horse is neither beautiful nor useful.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on questions

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life

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Our life is frittered away by detail.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life, men, and quiet

The mass of men lead quiet lives of desperation.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on ability, facts, and life

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on eternity and present

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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