Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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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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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, 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.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on dreams, language, learning, and memory

We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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