Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on day, efficiency, leisure, and work

The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on direction, dreams, imagination, life, and success

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on borrowing, danger, evil, fate, horses, life, and trouble

I saw a delicate flower had grown up two feet high between the horses' feet and the wheel trach. An inch more to the right or left had sealed its fate, or an inch higher. Yet it lived and flourished, and never knew the danger it incurred. It did not borrow trouble, nor invite an evil fate by apprehending it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on direction, dreams, imagination, and life

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on character and dreams

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on dreams and life

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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