Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

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.

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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.

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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.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on companions, music, and path

Each entered the forest at a point he, himself, had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path. If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on circumstances

Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on experience

The civilized man is a more experienced and wiser savage.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on clarity, effort, justice, laws, life, and obedience

Sometimes we are clarified and calmed healthily, as we never were before in our lives, not by an opiate, but by some unconscious obedience to the all-just laws, so that we become like a still lake of purest crystal and without an effort our depths are revealed to ourselves. . . .

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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