Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on companions and music

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him keep step to the music he hears, however measured and far away.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on errors and virtue

The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on disobedience, liberty, obedience, and slavery

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on character, government, and people

The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on money

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If you give money, spend yourself with it.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on children, experience, failure, laws, life, men, and play

Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For," Walden, 96

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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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