Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on earth and light

I hear beyond the range of sound,
I see beyond the range of sight,
New earths and skies and seas around,
And in my day the sun doth pale his light.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on books and life

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How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book!

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on dream and life

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Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: A Week on the Concord & Merrimack Rivers

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on dreams and character

"Dreams are the touchstones of our characters."

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on thoreau, stormy weather, snow, woods, and brute nature

"Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods,
if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature.
Be cold and hungry and weary."
~Henry David Thoreau~

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on mind thinking thought trivial

"The mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Life Without Principal

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on inner being, sailing, soul-searching, and solitude

It is easier to sail many thousand miles through cold and storm and cannibals, ina government ship, with five hundred men and boys to assist one, than it is to explore the private sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean of one's being alone.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on questions, answers, ideas, and seeds

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place, but a seed to be planted and to bear more seeds toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on deliberateness, intention, self-knowledge, isolation, solitude, life, walden pond, and woods

I went to the woods because I wished to live dliberately... and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on woods, live, deliberately, essential, life, learn, teach, and discover

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, to discover that I had not lived.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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