Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life, self-knowledge, do what you love, dog, and metaphor

Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master's chaise.  Do what you love.  Know your own bone, gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on belief, despair, hunger, life, suicide, and survival

Do not despair of life. Think of the fox, prowling in a winter night to satisfy his hunger. His race survives; I do not believe any of them ever committed suicide.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on despair and mankind

A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on justice and world

If I were confined to a corner of a garret all my days, like a spider, the world would be just as large to me while I had my thoughts about me.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on conformity and life

As to conforming outwardly, and living your own life inwardly, I have not a very high opinion of that course.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on life

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The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on respect

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We live thick and are in each other's way, and stumble over one another, and I think we thus lose some respect for one another.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on heaven, justice, and weather

To watch this crystal globe just sent from heaven to associate with me. While these clouds and this somber drizzling weather shut all in, we two draw nearer and know one another.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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