Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on experience and heart

Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on learning, life, and trying

How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on exploring

Explore thyself. Herein are demanded the eye and the nerve.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on mind

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

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on body

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The eye is the jewel of the body.

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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 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 advice and life

I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on exploring, learning, and time

At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on money

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Almost any man knows how to earn money, but not one in a million knows how to spend it.

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