Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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.

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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.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on art, genius, laws, nature, observation, and rules

The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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