Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on losing, needs, and work

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

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.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on men

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If the fairest features of the landscape are to be named after men, let them be the noblest and worthiest men alone.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life and mankind

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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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on body, common sense, facts, mind, perception, and thought

My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologic. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought - with these I deal.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on nature

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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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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on knowledge and life

The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste. . . .

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on genius, health, and life

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on anxiety, day, future, improvement, meetings, past, present, time, and weather

In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too: to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and the future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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