Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on mind

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The eye may see for the hand, but not for the mind.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on body

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The eye is the jewel of the body.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on education and heaven

My eye is educated to discover anything on the ground, as chestnuts, etc. It is probably wholesomer to look at the ground much than at the heavens.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: 24 October 1857, Journal X: 125

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on faith

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We must have infinite faith in each other. If we have not, we must never let it leak out that we have not.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on faith and happiness

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on belief, doubt, and faith

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on enemies, friendship, love, and war

Enemies publish themselves. They declare war. The friend never declares his love.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on earth, life, mystery, and nature

Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in Nature - daily to be shown matter, To come in contact with it - rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks. The solid earth! . . .

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on education

What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on direction, learning, mathematics, philosophy, and sympathy

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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